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Sculptor:
Mills, Clark 1810-1883  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew  Search this
Medium:
Bronze sculpture with patina on a Tennessee marble base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coadministered by State of Tennessee Department of General Services 2-200 Central Services Building Nashville Tennessee 37243
Coadministered by State of Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration 304 John Sevier Street Nashville Tennessee 37243
Located Tennessee State Capitol Charlotte Avenue, East lawn at original entrance Nashville Tennessee 37243
Date:
Ca. 1852. Cast late 1870s. Dedicated May 1880
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Tennesee State Library and Archives, 1977.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Tennessee survey, 1992.
Craven, Wayne, "Sculpture in America," Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1984, pg. 168-174.
Image on file.
(On base, front center, in raised letters:) JACKSON (On bronze plaque, front of base:) ANDREW JACKSON/BORN MARCH 15, 1767 DIED JUNE 8, 1845/SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1829-1837/COMMANDER OF VICTORIOUS AMERICAN FORCES AT BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS JANUARY 8, 1815/THE EQUESTRIAN STATUE BY CLARK MILLS WAS ERECTED BY THE TENNESSEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MAY 20, 1880/DUPLICATES OF THE STATUE STAND IN NEW ORLEANS, L.A. AND WASHINGTON D.C.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A portrait sculpture of Andrew Jackson on a rearing horse. Jackson and the horse face to the proper right. The horse appears excited as if in battle. The horse is balanced on his two hind legs. His mane and tail appear to be blowing in the wind. Jackson wears a military uniform with a long coat, and holds a hat in his proper right hand. A sword hangs from the proper left side of his waist. The horse and rider are affixed to a 4 ft. diameter bronze plinth atop a tiered Tennessee marble base.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75007863
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14113