James Rivington, Sr. (ca. 1724-1802)
Oil on canvas
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 )
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.
Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis
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