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George Clinton (1739–1812)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1814
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 53 × 41 in. (134.6 × 104.1 cm) Framed: 63 × 51 × 4 in. (160 × 129.5 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of George Clinton Tallmadge
Object Number: 1858.84
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George Clinton, seven times governor of New York (1777-95 and 1801-04) and twice vice-president of the United States (1805-12), was a leading political figure from the period of the Revolution to the War of 1812. This portrait is apparently the second Ames painted of Clinton. The earlier portrait was exhibited in 1812 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, purchased by that institution, and exhibited almost every year thereafter until 1845 when the Academy was destroyed by fire.


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