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Robert Livingston Cutting Jr. (1836–1894)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1886
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Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Framed: 43 1/2 × 37 7/8 × 5 1/8 in. (110.5 × 96.2 × 13 cm) Unframed: 28 7/8 × 23 1/8 in. (73.3 × 58.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Juliana Cutting, through Mrs. Russell A. Hibbs
Object Number: 1944.175
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Marks: Signed and dated upper right: "R. Madrazo / 1886"

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The subject was the eldest son of Robert Livingston Cutting and Juliana (De Wolf) Cutting of New York. After graduating from Columbia College he joined his father's firm and in 1864 became a member of the New York Stock Exchange. A municipal reformer, he served on the Committee of Seventy which sought to oust the Tweed Ring from city government. The Spanish-born Madrazo, who worked most of his life in France, began to a make a specialty of portraiture in the 1870s.


"Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America," New-York Historical Society, September 27, 2013–March 09, 2014; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 26–April 17, 2016.