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

James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)
James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)
James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)
Title
James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)
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 )
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis
Object Number 
1858.83
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group