Alfred T. Agate, John Church Hamilton, ca. 1840, watercolor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1945.6.1
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.
John Church Hamilton
- ca. 1840
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sight 3 x 2 1/8 in. (7.5 x 5.5 cm) rectangle
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
- Portrait male – Hamilton, John Church – bust
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