Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Object Number: 
1867.305
Date: 
After 1804
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
canvas: 30 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. ( 77.5 x 64.8 cm ) frame: 39 3/4 x 34 7/8 x 5 in. ( 101 x 88.6 x 12.7 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Trumbull spent the years 1794 to 1804 in England as a member of the Jay Treaty Commission. Upon his return to America he found portraits of Hamilton in great demand and, using his own 1792 bust-length portrait and the bust of Ceracchi as models, created this, his second type of Hamilton portrait. Theodore Sizer, Trumbull's biographer, has catalogued eight of this second type.
Bibliography: 
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, pp. 36-8. Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, pp. 325-6.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group