1780 - 1849
PORTRAIT OF ANDREW JACKSON
oil on canvas laid on board
21 ½ by 19 ¾ in.
In overall fine condition with a thin coat of nicely aged varnish and minimal craquelure. Scattered inpainting throughout, most of which appears to be old. The most prominent areas of inpainting include the sitter's forehead above the proper right eye, the proper left eyebrow and spectacle, the ear, and a thin line on the collar. This inpainting appears to have been performed by a professional restorer as it shows light handedness and does not diminish the integrity of the artwork.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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By descent in the Hicks family;
Christie's New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints & Decoys, January 18, 2007, sale 1787, lot 280.
Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown 275th Anniversary, 1959;
Williamsburg, Virginia, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1960;
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Edwards Hicks, His Peaceable Kingdoms and Other Paintings; also traveled to Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, and Williamsburg, Virginia, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, 1999-2000;
Kansas City, Missouri, Nelson Atkins Museum, long-term loan 1989-2006.
Leonardo L. Beans, The Life and Work of Edward Hicks (Trenton: L.L. Beans, 1951) p. 27;
Alice Ford, Edward Hicks, His Life and Art (New York: Abbeville Press, 1985), p. 184-185;
Alice Ford, Edward Hicks, The Painter of the Peaceable Kingdom (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1952) fig. 17, p. 146;
Eleanore Price Mather and Dorothy Canning Miller, Edward Hicks, His Peaceable Kingdoms and Other Paintings (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1983), p. 165;
Carolyn J. Weekley, The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks (Williamsburg: Harry N. Abrams, 1999), fig. 163, pp. 163-164, 219.