Charles Francis Adams

  • Anson Dickinson, Charles Francis Adams, 1827, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore, 1950.4.34

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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.

Title
Charles Francis Adams
Artist
Date
1827
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (7.3 x 6.0 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – education
  • Portrait male – Adams, Charles Francis – bust
Object Number
1950.4.34
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