Rare President Andrew Jackson Wood Cut By Thomas Johnson 19th Ca. Lot Of 4
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Rare President Andrew Jackson Wood Cut By Thomas Johnson 19th Ca. Lot Of 4:
A Rare 19th CenturyWood Cut Engraving Of President Andrew Jackson (7th Pres.)by Thomas Johnson from A May, 1845 painting by George P.A. Healy Commissioned by Louis Philippe of France. (Image shown)
Thomas Johnson (1843-1904) 19th Century British-born American artist, renowned for his portrait engravings, his two most famous images being of Abraham Lincoln & Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman exact image is in the Permanent Collection in The Brooklyn Museum.
President Andrew Jackson who was dying had dropsically swelling which had spread to his face . Healy could paint only the eyes, forehead and hair from life. When the General saw the painting, eleven days before he died, he requested the Artist to paint his beloved daughter-in law Sarah.
He replied that the King had directed him to also paint Henry Clay who was passing through Nashville and that had overstayed his time. The General then advised: "Young man, always do your Duty" Healy remained to paint Sarah. (Daughter 8" X 10"
Plus Engraved Photo of Andrew Jackson, A Reproduction photo of General A. Jackson on a horse & 1938 Aug. 4th First Day Issue Cover 7 Cent Jackson Scott# 812
ERROR Cover. Jackson's nickname was never "Stonewall" Jackson. Lot of 4.