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Mrs. Edward Lyman Short (Anna Livingston Petit, ca. 1863–1923)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1899
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Framed: 47 1/2 × 39 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (120.7 × 99.7 × 8.3 cm) Unframed: 41 3/4 × 33 3/4 in. (106 × 85.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles H. Jones and Livingston Lyman Short
Object Number: 1946.168
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Anna Livingston Petit was the elder daughter of John Jules Petit and Cornelia De Peyster (Livingston) Petit of New York. She married Edward Lyman Short (ca. 1855-1905), a lawyer specializing in railroad and insurance litigation. Her portrait was a gift to the New-York Historical Society from her children, Anna Livingston Short (Mrs. Charles Herbert Jones) and Livingston Lyman Short.

Exhibitions:

"Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America," New-York Historical Society, September 27, 2013–March 09, 2014; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 26–April 17, 2016; Driehaus Museum, Chicago, IL, September 8, 2018–January 6, 2019.