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Charles Francis Adams

1827 Anson Dickinson Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852 watercolor on ivory sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6.0 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore 1950.4.34 Not currently on view


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Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) was the son of John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams. His youth was spent in St. Petersburg and Paris, until his father was recalled to become secretary of state. After graduating from Harvard in 1825, he spent the next three years unemployed in Washington, D.C. He was elected to the Massachusetts legislature and the U.S. Congress, and was appointed minister to the Court of St. James’s in London. He also found time to publish ten volumes of the writings of his famous grandfather, John Adams. Charles’s son, Henry Adams, would also achieve prominence as a chronicler of the Gilded Age.

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Occupation - education

Portrait male - Adams, Charles Francis - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Anson Dickinson

Born: Milton, Connecticut 1779 Died: Litchfield, Connecticut 1852

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