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American Paintings and Sculpture
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Artist: John Trumbull, American, 1756–1843

Samuel Livermore (1732–1803)


Oil on wood

3 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (9.5 × 7.9 cm)
Trumbull Collection

This portrait of New Hampshire Congressman Samuel Livermore was painted in preparation for John Trumbull’s never-executed The Inauguration of the President. Trumbull painted his portrait, along with four others in this set, between 1790 and 1792 while traveling up and down the eastern seaboard during an intense period of portrait-gathering. This particular miniature is a replica of the one taken from life that is now in the Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, New Hampshire) collections.

On view
18th century

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 106, no. 48, ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), 139, pl. 76-80.

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