Untitled, circa 1870 by Xanthus Smith


This colorful painting is unusual as it is one of the only depictions of USS Constitution with a figurehead of Andrew Jackson. The Andrew Jackson figurehead has been a controversial part of USS Constitution’s history. On July 2, 1834, the figurehead was decapitated by Whig sympathizers in Boston angry with Jackson’s policies during his presidency. The figurehead was replaced. However, the original figurehead’s mouth was separated from the head and is now part of the USS Constitution Museum’s collection.

Take home a copy of this wonderful giclée print done on high quality art paper. Measures 11" x 14." Printed in Melrose, MA.

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