In 1848 artist Joseph Henry Bush was commissioned to render the likeness of General Zachary Taylor at the general's home in Baton Rouge. This portrait depicts the uniformed Taylor as the popular military hero. The mountainous landscape alludes to his command during the Mexican War.
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