Rachel Jackson (1767-1828)

The beloved wife of Andrew Jackson, Rachel died just a month before her husband became president. She was depressed and died of a heart attack after her health was weakened by slanderous accusations of bigamy and adultery. This miniature was painted on ivory by Anna Claypoole Peal in 1819 and was worn by Andrew Jackson over his heart after her death.

Date:
1819
Original Format:
Painting
Item#:
7.086
Height:
2805px
Width:
1991px
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