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Alexander Hamilton.

  • ARTIST: Charles Willson Peale

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Max Rosenthal

  • MEDIUM: Etching, mezzotint and line engraving

    DATE: 1900.

  • EDITION SIZE: Oval, 2 7/8 x 2 1/4" (7.2 x 5.9 cm) plus large margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed in Pencil, Max Rosenthal. Based on a miniature portrait on ivory painted by Charles Willson Peale. The portrait shows the young Colonel Hamilton with the silk sash designating an aide-de-camp, shortly after joining General Washington's staff. <br><br> 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.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Printed chine-colle.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.