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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
Object number
NPG.85.8
Exhibition Label
Andrew Jackson fought in the American Revolution at age thirteen, scarred from a beating by a British officer. His "Old Hickory" moniker derived from an episode early in the War of 1812, when Jackson, commanding the Tennessee militia, was ordered by the governor to disband his army 500 miles from home. With 150 of his men too sick to march, Jackson ordered his officers to give up their horses, declaring, "Not a man, sir, must be left behind," as he handed over his horse. From that point on, to his men, he was as unyielding as a hickory stick.
Provenance
John L. and Ann B. Sanders; gift to NPG 1985
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
American Origins
On View
NPG, East Gallery 136