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Cast after:
Clark Mills, 13 Dec 1810 - 12 Jan 1883  Search this
Studio:
Cornelius & Baker  Search this
Sitter:
Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845  Search this
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")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1855
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
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Star  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Male  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Tennessee  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Politics and Government\Governor\Florida  Search this
Andrew Jackson: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
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
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 136
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.8