John Church Hamilton
ca. 1840 Alfred T. Agate Born: Sparta, New York 1812 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846 watercolor on ivory sight 3 x 2 1/8 in. (7.5 x 5.5 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund 1945.6.1 Not currently on view
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John Church Hamilton (1792-1882) was the fourth son of Major General Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. When he was twelve, his father was killed in the now legendary duel with presidential candidate Aaron Burr. John Hamilton graduated from Columbia College in 1809 and served in the United States Army. He was an avid historian, and published many books about his father’s life, including Life of Alexander Hamilton and a seven-volume history of the Republic.
Portrait male - Hamilton, John Church - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor