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The Portraits

Staff member working in collections and putting a painting away

People's Choice Twelfth President

Artist
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888
Sitter
George Washington, 22 Feb 1732 - 14 Dec 1799
Thomas Jefferson, 13 Apr 1743 - 4 Jul 1826
James Monroe, 28 Apr 1758 - 4 Jul 1831
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
William Henry Harrison, 9 Feb 1773 - 4 Apr 1841
James Knox Polk, 2 Nov 1795 - 15 Jun 1849
John Tyler, 29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862
Martin Van Buren, 5 Dec 1782 - 24 Jul 1862
John Quincy Adams, 11 Jul 1767 - 23 Feb 1848
James Madison, 16 Mar 1751 - 28 Jun 1836
John Adams, 30 Oct 1735 - 4 Jul 1826
Zachary Taylor, 24 Nov 1784 - 9 Jul 1850
Date
1848
Type
Print
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 91.4 x 66 cm (36 x 26")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number
NPG.84.3
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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