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Selling Andrew Jackson : Ralph E.W. Earl and the politics of portraiture

Author: Rachel Stephens
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selling Andrew Jackson is the first book-length study of the American portrait painter Ralph E.W. Earl, who worked as Andrew Jackson's personal artist from 1817 until Earl's death in 1838. During this period Jackson held Earl in close council, even providing him residence at the Hermitage, Jackson's home in Tennessee, and at the White House during his presidency. In this well-researched and comprehensive volume,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Portraits
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Stephens, Rachel (Rachel Elizabeth).
Selling Andrew Jackson.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018007339
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl; Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Stephens
ISBN: 9781611178661 1611178665
OCLC Number: 1011515331
Description: xiv, 232 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Ralph E.W. Earl and the politics of portraiture
Responsibility: Rachel Stephens.

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Offers the first book-length study of the American portrait painter Ralph E. W. Earl, who worked as Andrew Jackson's personal artist from 1817 until Earl's death in 1838. In this well-researched and  Read more...

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