Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl
This portrait of President Andrew Jackson was painted ca. 1835 by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl, sometimes referred to as Ralph E. W. Earl. Earl worked frequently with President Jackson, painting portraits of his friends and family including Jackson's niece Emily Tennessee Donelson, who served as White House hostess during Jackson's administration. Jackson was president from March 4, 1829 until March 4, 1837. He had served in the House of Representatives and the Senate prior to his time in the White House, but was most famous for his victories as a Major General in the War of 1812.