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George Washington (1732-1799)
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Asher Brown Durand
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overall (folded): 1 x 12 1/2 x 37 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 31.8 x 95.9 cm )
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
These white leather breeches may have been worn with the tailcoat and waistcoat by Robert R. Livingston during his political career. Elegant accents like bone and mother-of-pearl buttons reflected Livingston’s taste and status as he transitioned from his office as Chancellor of New York to the United States Minister to France.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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