John Church Hamilton

Media - 1945.6.1 - SAAM-1945.6.1_1 - 1056
Copied Alfred T. Agate, John Church Hamilton, ca. 1840, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund, 1945.6.1
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Artwork Details

Title
John Church Hamilton
Date
ca. 1840
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 x 2 18 in. (7.55.5 cm) rectangle
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — Hamilton, John Church — bust
Object Number
1945.6.1

Artwork Description

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.