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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Title
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Date 
ca. 1793
Medium 
White marble
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.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group