James Knox Polk (1795-1849)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
inscription: on back: "Joseph Dickinson / copied this / April 1954 / From the Healy portrait / of James K. Polk / of 1846"
James K. Polk was elected the eleventh president of the United States in 1844. This twentieth-century portrait of him is based on George P. A. Healy's original, which was painted from life during Polk's tenure as president.
Gift of the Polk Memorial Association
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