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

Samuel Livermore (1732–1803)

1792

Oil on wood

3 3/4 × 3 1/8 in. (9.5 × 7.9 cm)
Trumbull Collection
1832.76

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.

Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Miniatures
Bibliography: 

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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.