SARTAIN, William, engraver; after James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889)
Andrew Jackson. The Union Must and Shall be Preserved
Philadelphia: William Smith, [circa 1850]. Engraving. Sheet size: 28 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 24 1/2 x 17 inches.
Large format, full length portrait of Andrew Jackson.
Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845) served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before his presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. As president, Jackson sought to advance the rights of the common man against the corrupt aristocracy. Jackson remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. There has never been universal agreement on Jackson's legacy; he was always a fierce partisan, with many friends and many enemies. He has been both lauded as the champion of the common man and criticized for his treatment of Indigenous people and for other matters.