Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm ) Framed: 40 1/4 in. × 35 in. × 4 1/4 in. (102.2 × 88.9 × 10.8 cm)
This portrait was originally painted for Luman Reed and formed part of his fine collection before it went to the New York Gallery of Fine Arts. Reed had commissioned Durand to paint portraits of all seven presidents of the United States, which the artist either copied from earlier portraits or, if possible, painted from life. This one was painted from life.
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Gift of The New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts
Luman Reed, d. 1836; Mrs. Luman Reed, New York, 1836-44; New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1844-58.
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