Andrew Jackson


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

A note previously attached to the portrait read: "This miniature Portrait of General Andrew Jackson Commander in Chief of the U.S. Forces on the glorious battle field of New Orleans fought on the Eight [sic] of January 181(5) when he overcame the Britains (finest) Troops, 'the Conquerors in the peninsula War,' is respectfully presented as a token of esteen & friendship to Edward Fitzgerald 'by my dear Child,' Your faithful Lieut. [signed] Geo. A. Baker." The miniature is based on the portrait by John Vanderlyn in New York City Hall.

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  • Title: Andrew Jackson
  • Creator: Copy after John Vanderlyn (American, 1775 - 1852)
  • Date Created: 1844
  • Subject Keywords: statesmen; presidents; male portraits
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Copy after John Vanderlyn (American, 1775 - 1852)
  • Provenance: Henry F. DePuy, Easton, MD, 1921 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Erskine Hewitt, 1938, [mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Dimensions: H excluding frame: 4 1/8 x W: 3 1/2 in. (10.48 x 8.89 cm); Framed H: 6 x W: 5 1/2 in. (15.24 x 13.97 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.491

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