Main Content

Thomas Jefferson on the eve of the election

Thomas Jefferson on the eve of the election

Thomas Jefferson on the eve of the election

Thomas Jefferson, painted in a black coat on the eve of the presidential election of 1800 by Rembrandt Peale. The candidate is shown in black, the style of his hair in the new Titus mode, a neoclassical conceit first made famous by the French actor Talma as Titus in Voltaire’s Brutus in 1790.

You Might Also Like