Edward Livingston

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)

Classification: Paintings

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.