James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)

Object Number: 
1858.83
Date: 
1806
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 36 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. ( 92.1 x 71.8 cm ) frame: 43 x 35 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 109.2 x 89.5 x 8.9 cm )
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group