Turning our focus to the April 29th Americana and International Auction, our pick this week is an oil on poplar painted panel by the renowned folk painter, Edward Hicks (American 1780-1849). It is titled “The Old Democrat,” and features a portrait of Andrew Jackson emblazoned across a background of two American flags. Jackson, though controversial, was a dominating figure in Hicks’ lifetime, and founded the modern Democratic Party. This important portrait by one of the period’s top artists has been exhibited by the Princeton Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Mercer Museum. It comes to Pook & Pook, Inc. from a Bucks County, Pennsylvania family, through which it had been passed down, purportedly originating with one of Hicks’ relatives. It is estimated at $50,000-$70,000.