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Object Name Bust
Title Andrew Jackson
Catalog Number 1923.24
Creator Hart, Joel Tanner
Date 1838
Material(s) marble
Dimensions H-32 W-22 D-14 inches
Description This marble bust of Andrew Jackson depicts him with his hair swept back. He has an elongated face and a square forehead and chin. He is draped in the classical style. He is facing the viewer's left.
Notes From a newspaper article at the time the bust was made: "We the undersigned, who have been long and intimately acquainted with General Andrew Jackson, take pleasure in saying that we have examined the bust executed by Joel T. Hart, and find it to be a true and correct likeness. Indeed, we might safely assert that it is a perfect facsimile of his features--every line true to nature and in the contour of the countenance perfect in size, form and expression. R. Armstrong, John C. McLemore, Wm. Carrol, Felix Robertson Nashville, Jan.1, 1839."

From The Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: "Resolved by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucy: That the Governor of this Commonwealth be, and he is hereby, directed to purchase the busts of General Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay sculptured and now owned by Joel T. Hart, and that the sum of seventeen hundred dollars is appropriated for that purpose, and the Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for that sum. February 20, 1874.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Hart, Joel Tanner
Jackson, Andrew
Subjects Presidents
Government officials
Politics & government
Search Terms Nashville (Tenn.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS