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Hamilton Addressing the Mob: Study for the Illustration in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (October 1884)

Hamilton Addressing the Mob: Study for the Illustration in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (October 1884)
Title
Hamilton Addressing the Mob: Study for the Illustration in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (October 1884)
Date 
1884
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink and wash, and gouache on card
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 10 in. (34.3 x 25.4 cm)
Description 
Drawing depicts the youthful Alexander Hamilton and his friend, Robert Troup on the steps of King's College, NYC, on May 10, 1775, attempting to dissuade a mob of New Yorkers from seizing the British-sympathizing president of the college, Dr. Myles Cooper.
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1951.378
Marks 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "H. Pyle"; inscribed below outside image in graphite: "He haranged[sic] the mob with great eloquence and / animation (Kings College P 109) / (Alex. Hamilton haranging the mob)"
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "H. Pyle"; inscribed below outside image in graphite: "He haranged[sic] the mob with great eloquence and / animation (Kings College P 109) / (Alex. Hamilton haranging the mob)"
Gallery Label 
The drawing of Alexander Hamilton on the steps of King's College addressing an angry mob of New Yorkers bent on seizing Dr. Myles Cooper, the British-sympathizing president of the college, was engraved for reproduction in "Harper's New Monthly Magazine," Oct. 1884. The Society also received the original woodblock engraved by F.H. Wellington after the drawing from which the Harper's illustration was made.
Provenance 
George A. Zabriskie, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group