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Mrs. James Duane (Mary Livingston, 1738–1821)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1787
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 30 × 24 1/2 in. (76.2 × 62.2 cm) Framed: 34 1/2 in. × 29 in. × 2 in. (87.6 × 73.7 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase
Object Number: 1948.55
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Mary Livingston, the daughter of Robert Livingston Jr., the third Lord of Livingston Manor, was married to James Duane on October 21, 1759. This portrait, although reversed, is virtually identical to Earl's painting of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, now in the Museum of the City of New York. Both portraits were apparently completed while Earl was in debtor's prison in New York.

Exhibitions:

"Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America," New-York Historical Society, August 28, 2004–February 28, 2005.

"Beauty, Talent and Power: Portraits of Women at the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society, March 21–June 5, 2005.

"From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society," New-York Historical Society, June 7–September 8, 2013.