This 1879 oil on canvas portrait of President Andrew Jackson was completed 42 years after his presidency by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews from an original 1845 portrait by Thomas Sully. Jackson, the 7th president, was president from March 4, 1829 until March 4, 1837. Prior to his election, President Jackson served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate for the state of Tennessee and was a major general during the War of 1812.
This oil on canvas portrait of President William Henry Harrison was completed by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews in 1879 after James Henry Beard's 1840 portrait. Prior to his presidential election, Harrison was an officer in the United States Army, serving during the Battle of Tippecanoe and the War of 1812. The plate on the bottom of the frame states: "William Henry Harrison 9th president born: Virginia March 4, 1841-April 4, 1841." Harrison died barely a month into his term. His grandson, Benjamin Harrison, served as the 23rd president 1889-1893.
This 1879 portrait of President Zachary Taylor was painted by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews and is based on a circa 1850 portrait completed by John Vanderlyn. Prior to being elected, President Taylor served in the United States Army. He fought in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and the Second Seminole War. His reputation as a war hero during the Mexican-American War helped propel him to the presidency.
This full-length portrait of Thomas Jefferson was painted by Eliphalet Frazer Andrews in 1884, several decades after Jefferson's death. The U.S. government commissioned several posthumous paintings of important American political figures from Andrews, some of which, like this example, later entered the White House collection.
This oil on canvas portrait of First Lady Martha Washington was painted by celebrated portraitist Eliphalet Frazer Andrews. He painted this seventy-six years after Mrs. Washington's death and it is based on a head and bust oil sketch done by Gilbert Stuart. During President Washington's administration, from 1789-1797, Mrs. Washington is said to have created an atmosphere of warm hospitality in the temporary capitals of New York and Philadelphia despite her dislike of formal affairs and society.
This oil on canvas painting of President Andrew Johnson was done by celebrated portraitist Eliphalet Frazer Andrews. As Abraham Lincoln's vice president, Johnson succeeded to the presidency after Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 and left office on March 4, 1869. Johnson is one of only two US Presidents to serve in Congress after leaving the White House, the other being John Quincy Adams. Johnson served in the Senate. He had served as governor of Tennessee prior to his time in the White House.