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

Object Number: 
1951.378
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)
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)"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Provenance: 
George A. Zabriskie, New York City
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group