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Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson
Cast after
Clark Mills, 13 Dec 1810 - 12 Jan 1883
Studio
Cornelius & Baker
Sitter
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
Date
1855
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Zinc
Dimensions
With Mount: 67.3 x 55.9 x 26.7cm (26 1/2 x 22 x 10 1/2")
Without Base: 61 x 53.3 x 19.7cm (24 x 21 x 7 3/4")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sanders in memory of William Monroe Geer
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.85.8
Exhibition Label
Born in the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina
During the War of 1812 (1812–15), Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek in the Southwest and became a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a reputation that fueled his successful bid for the presidency in 1829. Historians debate who “won” the war—the United States or Britain, which had depended on Native American alliances, such as those with Tecumseh and his confederacy of Native nations. But they agree that the Native Americans, who were dispossessed of their lands, lost the most. Half of the Creek territory (most of today’s Alabama) was ceded to the United States without payment.
Provenance
John L. and Ann B. Sanders; gift to NPG 1985
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View
NPG, East Gallery 136