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Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park

Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park

Photographer
Bruce White
Credit
White House Historical Association

Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Park

A recent photograph of the Jackson equestrian statue in Lafayette Park. In order to depict the details of his subject correctly, sculptor Clark Mills studied the anatomy of horses and borrowed General Jackson’s uniform, saddle, and bridle from the Patent Office, where they were kept as relics. In the foreground of the photograph is one of the pair of bronze copies of Florence, Italy's Medici Urn, cast in Washington in 1872 at the request of W. W. Corcoran, to show the outstanding capabilities of the Navy Yard Foundry.

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