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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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inscription: on back: "Effigies Dae Sarah Livingston / D. Joannis Livingston Uxoris / AEtat.54.--Anno Do. 1806. Savage Pinxt."
Sarah Livingston was the daughter of Philip Livingston, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Christina (Ten Broeck) Livingston. She married John Henry Livingston, her second cousin, in 1775. Her portrait was a gift to the Society from her great-grandson.
Bequest of Edward Nicoll Crosby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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