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Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

Object Name: Statuette/Figurine
Date: Patented 1855
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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 )
Place made: Philadelphia
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. O. S. X. Peck
Object Number: 1859.6
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Marks: Inscribed at front of base: "CORNELIUS & BAKER / PHILADELPHIA"; inscribed at back of base: "PATENTED / MAY 13, 1855"

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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.

Exhibitions:

"200 Years of American Sculpture," Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, March 16–September 26, 1976.