Jackson Andrew 1835 Presidential Portrait by Ralph Earl

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A Museum Quality Print of President Andrew Jackson painted by Ralph E. W. Earl in 1835. Andrew Jackson was born in a backwoods rural setting in the Carolinas in 1767, this area in which he was born, was so rough and rugged that the border between North and South Carolina had not yet been surveyed. His father died before he was born and his mother died when he was 14, despite all these hardships and only receiving a spotty education at best, he was able to start reading law and became an outstanding lawyer in Tennessee. He was fiercely jealous of his honor, he once killed a man in a duel when the man cast an unjustified slur at Jackson's wife, Rachel. Andrew Jackson earned his nickname of "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and fiery personality, such as fighting duels to protect his and his wife's honor. Jackson prospered enough at practicing law to buy a large farm and build his mansion, the Hermitage, near Nashville Tennessee. He was the first man from the state of Tennessee to be elected to the House of Representatives, he also served briefly in the Senate. Old Hickory became a Major General in the War of 1812 and became a National Hero when he defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson was elected President of the United States in the Election of 1828 and served two terms from 1829 to 1837. Old Hickory sought to govern for the common man instead of special interests. Due to this and other popular measures, such as denying the Charter to the Second Bank of the United States, he won the Election of 1832 by a landslide, garnering over 56% of the popular vote and earning 5 times more electoral votes than Clay. Andrew Jackson was known for not wanting a large Federal Government, he even paid off the National Debt early in his first term as president, this was the last time that the National Debt of this country has ever been completely paid. On leaving the presidency Jackson commented that he only had two regrets that "he had never been able to shoot Henry Clay or to hang John C. Calhoun. Jackson died at the Hermitage on June 08, 1845 at the age of 78 due to Chronic TB, Dropsy and Heart Failure. Jackson was indeed as tough as a hickory, he had several bullets in him due to the war and all his dueling, he suffered from these gunshot wounds all his life, but he still managed to live to the age of 78. This oil on canvas was painted by the artist Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl in the year 1835, measuring 30 by 25 inches in size and now hangs in the White House in Washington DC.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a print made from the painting entitled President Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl.

Inventory #13 - Portraits of Famous People

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