Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Title
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Date 
ca. 1800-1805
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 61 x 31.8 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
A truncated plaster portrait bust, painted white to simulate marble, of Alexander Hamilton in the guise of a Roman Senator.
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1809.1
Marks 
inscribed: at center of back in pencil: "S-24"
Gallery Label 
This bust is one of several copies made by Dixey after the ca. 1793 marble original by the Italian sculptor, Guiseppe Ceracchi (see 1928.19). Images of Hamilton were in great demand following his tragic death in 1804, and Dixey, like the portraitist John Trumbull, produced and sold numerous replicas. Dixey began producing these busts two months after Hamilton's death.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group