17 June 2003
TEXTILE]. JACKSON, Andrew. Printed textile featuring large oval portrait of Jackson in full uniform as "President of the United States from March 4, 1829...Supreme Commander of the Army and Navy," with motto "Magnanimous in Peace Victorious in War," flanked by large vignette of an American Eagle and a warship under full sail; surrounding Jackson are smaller portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, etc., all set against a background of billowing clouds. [France, 1829].
24 x 26 in. Cotton toile printed in burgundy, text in English, edges neatly hemmed. Preserved in a sunken mat with marbled edging, matted and glazed in a fine giltwood frame. Unexamined out of frame.
A rare, exceptionally decorative political textile, produced to honor Old Hickory's inauguration for his first term. Examples occur with text in French and English and versions in blue and brown are recorded. H.R. Collins, Threads of History, 1979, no.70.
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