GENL. HAMILTON.

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Genl. Hamilton.

Stipple and line engraving, Undated, c.1800.
Image 5 11/16 x 4 1/2" (14.4 x 11.4 cm).
Good condition. Drum mounted.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95816
Price: $500.00
Publisher :
Rollinson Sculpt. This small engraving shows Hamilton in his military uniform.

Hamilton served General George Washington, who made Hamilton his assistant and trusted adviser. Following his military career, Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury under President Washington. He was instrumental in the creation of the U.S. Mint, stock and bond markets, and the First Bank of the United States. As tensions rose against France, Hamilton returned to the Army in July 1798 as a major general and served as the Army’s inspector general and second in command to Washington. He later served as the Army’s senior officer upon the death of Washington on December 14, 1799 and remained in that capacity until 15 June 1800. It is likely that this is the period when this portrait was produced. There were a handful of painted portraits showing Hamilton in uniform, none of which are an exact match to this portrait.

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was one of the founding fathers of the newly formed United States. In 1776 he became and aid to General Washington and later his Chief of Staff. He was one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution and a major contributor to The Federalist Papers. Another of his highly important roles was being the 1st Secretary of the Treasury and founder of the nation's financial system. He was also founder of the “Federalist Party, the first American political party which favored a strong National Government. Unfortunately, he also was a bitter enemy of Aaron Burr who in 1804 challenged and killed Hamilton in a duel. RARE
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures