Artist: Anson Dickinson (1779–1852)
Date: ca. 1827
Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (10.5 x 8.3 cm)
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1938
Accession Number: 38.41
The prominent statesman (1764-1836) sat for Dickinson in Washington on February 3, 1827, as is recorded in the artist's daybook. Former mayor of New York City (1801-3), Livingston was, at the time, a senator for the state of Louisiana. He would go on to serve as secretary of state (1831-33) and United States minister to France (1833-35) under Andrew Jackson.