Death of Genl. Andrew Jackson. President of the United States from 1829-1837., Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Andrew Jackson lying bed while a woman and man at center looking down on him. Another man seated in chair to left in forefront and woman in blue at floor of bed to right with hands in prayer.

Currier & Ives recorded contemporary news events and produced prints that documented the lives and deaths of many important American figures. This print, produced by Nathaniel Currier, honors the death of General Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. Nicknamed “Old Hickory,” Jackson was known for his toughness and strength. He suffered throughout his presidency from complications from a musket ball that was imbedded in his lung and never removed. This dramatic image depicts the moment of his death at The Hermitage on June 8, 1845, at the age of 78.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
1845
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
14 x 10 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.712
On View?
No
Image Request
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