The Museum’s collection includes a detailed cameo bust (ca. 1835) of President Andrew Jackson, carved out of helmet-conch shell by George W. Jamison (American, died 1868), who worked as a cameo cutter in New York between 1835 and 1838 and exhibited his “Conchylia portraits” at the National Academy. The cameo is mounted in a frame with a black enamel border and a multicolored gold wreath, which was made by metalworker William Rose (American, active 1839–50). Our graceful frame is adapted from the original nineteenth-century pattern. The removable paper within the frame features Asher Brown Durand's (American, 1796–1886) painting Mrs. Winfield Scott
Pewter, with 18K matte-gold overlay. Gift boxed. 8 3/4'' x 6 3/4''; holds a 4'' x 6'' photo.