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Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813)

Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813)
Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813)
ca. 1794
Oil on canvas
canvas: 37 7/8 x 27 5/8 in. ( 96.2 x 70.2 cm ) frame: 47 1/2 x 39 x 5 1/4 in. ( 120.6 x 99.1 x 13.3 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, Jr.
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Gallery Label 
The subject, known as Chancellor Robert Livingston to distinguish him from the other Roberts in the family, was the great-grandson of Robert Livingston, first lord of Livingston Manor. After being admitted to the bar in 1773 he was elected to the second Continental Congress, and served on the committee of five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was chancellor of the Supreme Court of New York from 1777 to 1801, and administered the oath of office of President George Washington.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group