William Livingston (1723-1790): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, with black ink laid on leather
image height: 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm ) Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
inscription: on front: "William Livingston" embossed: on front: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscribed at right vertically in brown ink: "William Livingston"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM"
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper with black textile underlay and leather backing; details in ink on margins of cut-out.
William Livingston was the first governor of the state of New Jersey and served in that office from 1776 to 1790.
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