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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Title
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
Date 
Patented 1855
Medium 
Patinated zinc
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 61.3 x 49.5 x 17.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. O. S. X. Peck
Object Number 
1859.6
Marks 
inscribed: at front of base: "CORNELIUS & BAKER/PHILADELPHIA" inscribed: at back of base: "PATENTED/MAY 13, 1855"
Gallery Label 
This is a small replica of the famous statue in Lafayette Square, opposite the White House in Washington, D.C. The first equestrian statue to be cast in bronze in America, it was heralded as an astonishing feat of artistry and engineering when unveiled in 1853. This reduction was patented in 1855 by the Philadelphia firm of Cornelius & Baker, makers of artistic parlor sculpture.
Bibliography 
The Historical Magazine (1859), p. 43. "At the Jan. 4 meeting of the New-York Historical Society, O. S. X. Peck, Esq. presented a fine statuette of General Jackson."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group