A scarce engraving of Andrew Jackson by John Francis Eugene Prud'homme after an 1830 painting by Ralph E.W. Earl, titled GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON AT THE HERMITAGE, R.E.W. Earl Pinxt, J.F.E. Prud'homme Sc., R. Miller Printer. Depicts Andrew Jackson as General, standing beside a tree with his hat and walking stick in hand. In the background is a rare and early view of his Tennessee home, The Hermitage (prior to the addition of columns); smaller cabins are also visible. Image: 5-1/8" x 4-1/8". Sight: 7" x 4-5/8". Framed: 13" x 10". White mat and new ebonized and gilded frame. Glued to back of frame are portions of a letter dated 1985 from E. McSherry Fowble, curator of Graphics and Paintings at Winterthur, with biographical information on Earl and Prudhomme and stating it is possible the print is from Prudhomme's Annual, published 1839. (Note, however, that Jackson was elected President in 1829). This print is referenced as line engraving #2583 in the 1907 book AMERICAN ENGRAVERS ON COPPER AND STEEL by David McNeely Stauffer (published by The Grolier Club of New York). Provenance: A Belle Meade (Nashville) Tennessee collection, purchased at the 1986 auction of the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Caldwell Jr. Condition: Overall very good condition with a few light areas of discoloration and scattered foxing.
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