Tyler, John - Presidential Portrait by George Peter Alexander Healy

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A Museum Quality Print of the Presidential Portrait of John Tyler by George Peter Alexander Healy for sale by Brandywine General Store. John Tyler was the first United States President to assume office from the Vice Presidency due to the death of the President, which in this case was William Henry Harrison who only served 1 month in office. To avoid a constitutional crisis after the death of President Harrison, Tyler immediately moved into the White House and took the oath of office for the Presidency. Tyler served as our 10th United States President from 1841 to 1845. He had been elected to the office of Vice President with the Whig Party, but when he moved into the head office, he fell out with his party because he thought a lot of the things this party were doing were unconstitutional. The Whig Party then gave Tyler the nickname "His Accidency" because he assumed Presidential Office without being elected. Tyler's opposition to Nationalism and his very strong support of State's Rights endeared him to his fellow Virginians and other Southerners, but alienated him from the major political powers in Washington. When he served out his first term he did not run for election again. He spent the last part of his term as President on the annexation of the Republic of Texas, which his successor, James Polk finished. When the Civil War began, Tyler tried to lead a compromise movement to keep the Union together, however in failing in this endeavor he worked to create the Southern Confederacy. He died in 1862 while a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.

John Tyler fathered a total of 15 children, the most of any United States President. His first wife was Letita Christian with whom he had 8 children, died of a stroke while in the White House in 1842. His 2nd wife was Julia Gardiner with whom he had 7 children, was 30 years younger than he. They were married while Tyler was still in the White House and thus he was also the first President to be wed while in office. It is hard to believe but President John Tyler who was born in 1790 still has 2 grandsons living today. The reason this is possible is President Tyler was 70 years old when his last child was born, then this child had children late in life.

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 premium fine art print made from the historic painting of the Presidential Portrait of John Tyler by George Peter Alexander Healy.

Inventory #58 - Portraits of Famous People

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