From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleStatue of General Andrew Jackson. Front View of the White House
About this object C.M. Bell Studios operated in Washington in the 1860’s-1910’s, with photographer C.M. Bell running the studio until his death in 1893. The Andrew Jackson statue for Washington was historically significant because it was the first bronze statue cast in the country. Clark Mills, the artist, gained additional fame because his Jackson statue was also the first equestrian statue in world to be balanced solely on the horse’s hind legs.
Place MadeWashington, D.C.
MakerC.M. Bell Studios
Date Madeca. 1900
Medium and MaterialsGelatin Silver Print, Mounted on hinged mat board
Inscription and Marksverso: [ink] Statue of Gen. Andrew Jackson. Fornt view of the White House. verso: [typed] THE JACKSON STATUE – Immediately north of the Executive Mansion, in Lafayette Square, is Mills’ bronze equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson. Unveiled January 8, 1853, Stephen A. Douglas delivering the oration; it is of metal from the mortars captured from the British by Jackson, cost $50,000, weighs fifteen tons. 23. verso: [stamp] From C.M. Bell’s Photographic Studio 463 & 465 Penna., Ave, Washington D.C. verso:[pencil] Lafayette Sq. 76:003:12
MeasurementsImage: 17 x 22.8 cm
Overall: 27.8 cm x 35.5
Subject and Association KeywordsBell, C.M.
Subject and Association Keywords1900’s
Subject and Association KeywordsWashington D.C.
Subject and Association KeywordsAndrew Jackson
Subject and Association Keywordsgelatin silver
Subject and Association KeywordsStatue
Object TypeGelatin Silver