PORTRAIT OF MAJOR GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON, AFTER THOMAS SULLY, SECOND-QUARTER, NINETEENTH CENTURY.Est. $3,000-$5,000
Sold: $6,300 ($5,250)
Sully’s portrait of Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was painted in 1819 and now hangs in the dining room of Clermont, the Livingston family’s Hudson River estate. Edward Livingston (1764-1836) was a trusted adviser of Jackson’s and served as his Secretary of State. Oil on canvas, 30 ¾ x 24 ¾ inches. Accompanied by a small book owned by Abraham Lyson Sands, the original owner of this painting. (2)
Provenance: Captain Abraham Lyson Sands (1783-1841) of Sands Point, New York; and by descent in the Sands family. A graduate of West Point, Sands was an aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson during his capture of Pensacola, Florida and Fort Bower in 1814-15. He later served as Battalion Adjutant of Artillery in Jackson’s Campaign of 1817-18 against the Seminole Indians.