The subject, who graduated from Columbia College in 1811, was the son of Philip Peter and Cornelia (Van Horne) Livingston, and the grandson of Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1710-92). He made a tour of Europe in 1816-19 in the company of Albert Gallatin, and had his portrait painted in Edinburgh by Sir Henry Raeburn, who send the original and a replica to New York immediately afterward. The Society's picture is believed to be the replica.
Gift of Mrs. Livingston Cromwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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