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James Rivington Sr. (ca. 1724–1802)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1806
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 36 1/4 × 28 1/4 in. (92.1 × 71.8 cm) Framed: 43 in. × 35 1/4 in. × 3 1/2 in. (109.2 × 89.5 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis
Object Number: 1858.83
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Publisher and bookseller James Rivington immigrated to America from England in 1760 and settled in Philadelphia. He had bookstores in New York and Boston as well as Philadelphia; he published "Rivington's New-York Gazetteer" (1773-75) and "Rivington's New York Loyal Gazette," later called "The Royal Gazette" (1777-83). This painting is after Gilbert Stuart's original portrait of Rivington, once owned by Ames but now lost, which was painted sometime between 1792 and 1795.

Exhibitions:

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