Samuel Livingston Breese (1794-1870)

Object Number: 
1892.2
Date: 
1872
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "D. Huntington 1872"
Gallery Label: 
Breese, a career naval officer, was born in Utica, New York, and participated in the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. Since this portrait was painted two years after his death, the likeness must have been taken from either a photograph or another oil painting, possibly one executed earlier by Huntington himself.
Bibliography: 
Morgan, John Hill, Early American Painters Illustrated by Examples in the Collection of The New-York Historical Society, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1921, pp. 118-9.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Samuel L. Breese
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group