"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Andrew Jackson

This Marble bust of Andrew Jackson by Ferdinand Pettrich after an 1836 original sits in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
"Andrew Jackson of Tennessee, Indian Fighter and hero of the Battle of New Orleans -- the first president of truly humble background and the first from the West -- ushered in a new political era. His supporters hailed him as 'The Peoples President'; conservatives saw his election as the ascent of "King Mob." Before his two terms in office were out, Jackson vetoed more legislation than his predecessors combined, and his opponents coalesced into a new political party called the Whigs." -- National Portrait Gallery.

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