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1189-8, Jan. , 1941

 Item — Box: SC-07 Box 1, Folder: 10, Item: SC07.02.3.161
Identifier: SC07.02.3.161

Scope and Contents

Transcription: [On Hammer Galleries stationery, insignia of the Galleries with its double-headed eagle to the left of header; to the right, insignia with the inscription “By appointment to His Majesty the King of Egypt] HAMMER GALLERIES 682 FIFTH AVENUE – NEW YORK

LOT #1189 – ARTICLE #8 “PORTRAIT OF ANDREW JACKSON” By: Ralph E. W. Earl American………………….XIX Century The expert on American portraits, Mr. Albert Rosenthal states: “Andrew Jackson, by E. W. Earl. This unusual and interesting decorative canvas of the hero of New Orleans adds an unique portrayal of this outstanding figure in American history. Its painter had opportunities for an intimate study of his subject, having practically been a member of the family through his marriage to the niece of General Jackson. He represents his subject in a heroic and dramatic way and caught him in action both in the movement of the body and of facial expression. The portrait is in exceedingly fine condition.” This excellent portrait, of great American historical importance is dated at lower left, 1823. It was acquired from Plaza Art Auction Galleries, New York City, January 25, 1935. (C. Michaelson Sale) From the William Randolph Hearst collection of works of art and furnishings, acquired over a period of fifty years, and consisting of objects from every familiar category of art, covering almost every country and period from 2000 B.C. to the end of the 19th century. This vast and distinguished group of objects owned by the International Studio Art Corporation, eminently rich in content, as a whole forms an impelling and unified pattern despite its wide diversity, making it worthy of a large museum; and it is as evident that individual pieces will, by their abundant beauty and appeal, serve the harmonious purposes of use and enjoyment in the modern home. Mrs. John L. Pratt Fredericksburg Virginia January 1941


  • Creation: Jan. , 1941


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lillian Thomas Pratt.

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Hammer Collection, Hammer Galleries, Fifth Avenue

Digitization of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Archives has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States