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Andrew Jackson

Artist
James Tooley, Jr., 1816 - 1844
Copy after
Edward Dalton Marchant, 1806 - 1887
Sitter
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
Date
1840
Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions
Ivory: 10.8 × 7.9cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8")
Frame: 16.5 × 13.7 × 2.5cm (6 1/2 × 5 3/8 × 1")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. William H. Lively, Mrs. Mary Lively Hoffman, and Dr. Charles J. Lively Conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee
Object number
NPG.66.43
Exhibition Label
Born in the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina
In October 1840, the city of New Orleans held a silver jubilee celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the American victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans. This portrait of Andrew Jackson, the aging hero of that battle, was based on a larger oil painting created during the jubilee. James Tooley Jr., a young Mississippi miniaturist, obtained permission to make a copy from the original.
Nacido en el Asentamiento de Waxhaw, Carolina del Sur
En octubre de 1840, la ciudad de Nueva Orleans celebró el jubileo de plata (vigésimo quinto aniversario) de la victoria de Estados Unidos contra Gran Bretaña en la Batalla de Nueva Orleans. Este retrato de Andrew Jackson, el anciano héroe de esa batalla, está basado en un óleo de mayor tamaño creado durante el jubileo. James Tooley Jr., joven miniaturista de Misisipi, obtuvo permiso para hacer una copia del original.
Provenance
Charles T. Lively, Weston, W.V., and his siblings William H. Lively and Mary Lively Hoffman, Charleston, W.V., descendants of artist; gift 1966 to NPG.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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