John Henry Livingston, D.D. (1746-1825)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 24 3/4 in. ( 76.2 x 62.9 cm )
inscription: on back: "Effigies Reverendi Dom: Joannis Livingston S:Theol:Doct:et Profess: Neo-Eborac: minist. AEtat:49. Anno Dom 1795. Steward [sic] pinxt."
The subject was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of Henry Livingston and the great-grandson of Robert, first lord of Livingston Manor. He received his D.D. degree from the University of Utrecht in Holland in 1770 and became the minister of the Collegiate Reformed Church in New York. Dr. Livingston was a founder and president of Queen's College (now Rutgers). His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Bequest of Edward Nicoll Crosby
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