Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
Overall: 9 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 13 in., 87 lb. (23.5 x 49.5 x 33 cm, 39.5 kg)
Portrait bust: A truncated white marble bust portrait of Alexander Hamilton in the guise of a Roman Senator.
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.
Gift of Mr. James Gore King
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