New York: Smith & Jenkins; printed by F. Michelin, 1853. Hand-colored lithograph, 20 x 13 inches. Features the statue of Jackson in military uniform on his rearing horse, tipping his hat, with a crowd of well-dressed people taking in the scene, city buildings in the background. The image was printed by B.F. Stone, Jr., from a daguerreotype by Paige, dedicated thusly: "To Clark Mills Esqr. its designer & executor this print is respectfully dedicated by the publishers Smith and Jenkins." The sculptor Mills (1810-1883) further attests to the fact that the print is "a faithful representation of the equestrian statue erected by me in Washington City, on the 8th of January 1853." Very good in all respects. (#6244). Item #58149
This statue of Jackson stands in Lafayette Park, opposite the White House in Washington, D.C. Companion statues were cast by Mills for the cities of New Orleans and Nashville. According to James Goode, in his book "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C." (Washington, 1974), Mills portrayed Jackson as he appeared while reviewing his troops at the Battle of New Orleans near the close of the War of 1812: "This bronze statue … was the first equestrian statue cast in the United States." Mills was a self-taught artist and did the casting himself in a foundry he built for the purpose; in all, he used 15 tons of bronze for the work.