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Andrew Jackson


Half-length portrait shows Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) as a man with short gray hair parted on the left. He is wearing a brown coat with a high collar and gold epaulettes. The gold handle of his sword is visible at lower right. He rests proper right elbow on a low gray wall, his right hand gloved. A cloudy sky is seen behind him.




Oil on canvas


38 H x 31 W inches

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Commissioned by the City of Baltimore, Rembrandt Peale painted this and a series of other prominent military officers from the War of 1812. At the time of this portrait, General Andrew Jackson had just invaded Florida with the U.S. Army, crushing both Spanish and Native American forces in the First Seminole War. This invasion led to the Adams-Onis treaty, an agreement that ceded Florida to the U.S. from Spain.

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Baltimore City Life Collection, lent by Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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