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Andrew Jackson

National Museum of American History

Andrew Jackson

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The old negative is SA-715, but that negative has been lost.

Photo of engraving of Andrew Jackson by James Barton Longacre from an original by R.E.W. Earl, painted at the Hermitage in summer of 1826.

Andrew Jackson

National Museum of American History

Andrew Jackson

National Museum of American History

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Andrew Jackson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Andrew Jackson Lane

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits
Sixth president, 1825–1829

John Quincy Adams, who like his father bristled with intelligence, narrowly defeated the popular military hero Andrew Jackson in the election of 1824. Adams’s qualifications for the presidency were many, including his tenure as James Monroe’s secretary of state, yet his often tactless temperament and refusal to compromise his high ideals put him at odds with the emerging democratic movement. The populist Jackson secured the presidency in the 1828 election, denying Adams a second term, but Adams was appointed to the House of Representatives in 1830 and consequently revived his political career. His commitment to supporting anti-slavery advocates and defending their right to petition Congress, won him many admirers beyond his Massachusetts constituency. Having a keen interest in art, particularly portraiture, Adams had high expectations and doubted George Caleb Bingham’s ability to produce “a strong likeness” of him. Adams, however, was pleasantly surprised with the results.

6o presidente, 1825–1829

John Quincy Adams, hombre de inteligencia resplandeciente al igual que su padre, derrotó por escaso margen al popular héroe militar Andrew Jackson en las elecciones de 1824. Eran numerosos los factores que calificaban a Adams para la presidencia, entre ellos su desempeño como secretario de estado de James Monroe, pero su falta de tacto y su renuencia a comprometer sus altos ideales le crearon conflictos con el naciente movimiento democrático. El populista Jackson ganó la presidencia en las elecciones de 1828, negándole a Adams un Segundo término, pero este fue nombrado a la Cámara de Representantes en 1830 y con ello revivió su Carrera política. Su apoyo constante a los que abogaban contra la esclavitud y su defensa del derecho a presenter el caso ante el Congreso le ganaron muchos seguidores más allá de su distrito de Massachusetts. Dado su vivo interés en el arte, sobre todo en el retrato, Adams tenía expectativas muy altas y dudaba que George Caleb Bingham tuviera suficiente habilidad para producir “una imagen fiel” suya. Sin embargo, el resultado fue una sorpresa agradable.

Andrew Jackson Davis

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery
Born in the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina

Ferdinand Pettrich grew up in Dresden and worked as an apprentice for his father, a court sculptor. After studying in Rome with the renowned Dutch artist Bertel Thorvaldsen, Pettrich moved to the United States. The artist reportedly met Jackson in the spring of 1836. That year, he created an original marble portrait of the president, which served as the model for several replicas. While marble is an intractable medium, Jackson’s hair is treated with a great dimensionality that contributes to the drama of this likeness.

Nacido en el Asentamiento de Waxhaw, Carolina del Sur

Ferdinand Pettrich creció en Dresde y fue aprendiz de su padre, escultor de la corte. Luego de estudiar en Roma con el renombrado artista holandés Bertel Thorvaldsen, Pettrich se mudó a Estados Unidos. Allí se dice que conoció a Jackson en la primavera de 1836. Ese año hizo un retrato original en mármol del presidente, que sirvió como modelo para varias réplicas. Aunque el mármol es un medio difícil, la cabellera de Jackson muestra una gran imensionalidad que contribuye al dramatismo de esta imagen.

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

Catalog of American Portraits

Andrew Jackson

National Portrait Gallery
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