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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Title:
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
White marble
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 13 in., 87 lb. (23.5 x 49.5 x 33 cm, 39.5 kg)
Description: 
Portrait bust: A truncated white marble bust portrait of Alexander Hamilton in the guise of a Roman Senator.
Date End: 
1 793
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. James Gore King
Object Number: 
1928.18
Gallery Label: 
Ceracchi's idealized portrayal of Hamilton, in the guise of a noble Roman senator, was typical of the Neoclassical style that prevailed in European and American portrait sculpture during the late 18th and 19th centuries. The ennobling style, which captures a youthful Hamilton during his heyday as the first U.S. Treasury Secretary, harkens back to the classical portrait busts of ancient Rome, lending the sitter an authoratative and timeless aura.
Date Begin: 
1793
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group