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lower left: TS 1845

Provenance

Collection of the artist, as late as 1857; purchased by Jacob Thompson, Washington; purchased by John F. Coyle, Washington; purchased by William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], Washington; gift 1869 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1845
Tenth Annual Exhibition of the Artists' Fund Society of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Artists' Fund Society Hall, Philadelphia, no. 1.
1857
First Annual Exhibition of the Washington Art Association, 1857, no. 7.
1950
Makes of History in Washington, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1950, no. 29.
1972
The Great Game of Politics, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1972, unpublished checklist.
1990
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson, National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, 1990-1991, unnumbered catalogue.
2008
The American Evolution: A History through Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
1882
Macleod, William. Catalogue of the Paintings, Statuary, Casts, Bronzes, &c. of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1882: 50, no. 55.
1887
Macleod, William. Catalogue of the Paintings, Statuary, Casts, Bronzes, &c. of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1887: 52, no. 55.
1947
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Handbook of the American Paintings in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1947: 24, repro. 25.
2011
Miles, Ellen G. "Thomas Sully, Andrew Jackson." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 28, 90-91, 260-261, repro.