Andrew Jackson with thick white hair and what appears to be a red cape around his shoulders
Original Author: Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl
Created: ca. 1835
Medium: Oil on canvas

Andrew Jackson (1835)

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, is the subject of this oil portrait made around 1835 by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl. This stylized portrait accentuates Jackson's prominent chin, high forehead, and thick shock of white hair. The American-born Earl studied painting for a year in London with Benjamin West and John Trumbull. In 1817, Earl relocated to Nashville, Tennnessee, after painting and befriending Andrew Jackson. Over the course of twenty years, Earl created more than three dozen images of Jackson and thereby earned the nickname "the King's painter."