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Major John Rivington (ca. 1772-1808)
Date: ca. 1805
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7 x 6 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Object Number: 1940.17
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John, the son of James Rivington and Elizabeth (Van Horne) Rivington, received a commission in the British army from Sir Guy Carleton, the last commander of the royal forces to occupy New York. In this miniature he appears in his military uniform and looks to be about thirty years of age. Since he was living in England by 1805 the portrait is probably by a British artist.