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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:
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
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 and Intelligence\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
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
2022 Rehang of Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 132
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ff2e601d-6add-465b-95de-846fbe45f10c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.85.8