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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")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Military
Weapon\Sword
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet
Symbols & Motifs\Star
Andrew Jackson: Male
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Andrew Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\General
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
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 Muscogee (Creek) in the Southwest and became a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans (1815). This reputation helped him win the 1828 presidential election. Historians debate who “won” the war— the United States or Britain; the latter had depended on Native American alliances, such as those with Tecumseh and his confederacy of Native nations. But they agree that Native Americans, who were dispossessed of their lands, lost the most. Half of the Muscogee territory (most of today’s Alabama) was surrendered to the United States.
Nacido en Waxhaw Settlement, Carolina del Sur
Durante la Guerra de 1812 (1812–15), Andrew Jackson derrotó a los muscogees (creeks) en el suroeste y se convirtió en héroe nacional tras la batalla de Nueva Orleans (1815). Esta fama lo ayudó a ganar la presidencia en 1828. Los historiadores debaten quién “ganó” la guerra, si Estados Unidos o Gran Bretaña, pues esta última se valió de alianzas con pueblos nativos, tales como la confederación de naciones indígenas bajo Tecumseh. Pero todos concuerdan en que los indígenas, desposeídos de sus tierras, fueron quienes más perdieron. La mitad del territorio muscogee (casi toda la actual Alabama) fue entregada a EE.UU.
Provenance
John L. and Ann B. Sanders; gift to NPG 1985
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View
NPG, East Gallery 132