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George Howorth

Alexander Hamilton

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

George Howorth

George Howorth

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

163,800

USD

The Passion of American Collectors:

Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

George Howorth

1805 – 1864

Alexander Hamilton


oil on canvas

31 by 25 1/8 inches

(78.7 by 63.8 cm)

Painted circa 1853. 

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Mercantile Library Association of Boston, circa 1853 (commissioned from the artist) 
(probably) Macbeth Galleries, New York
Stephen C. Clark, Sr., New York
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York (gift from the above; sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 23, 2017, lot 24)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Princeton, New Jersey, Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton: A Capitol Place, 2008-2009
As indicated on a plaque affixed to the frame, the present work was commissioned by the Mercantile Library Association of Boston on the recommendation of Edward Everett. Howorth modeled this portrait after John Trumbull’s likeness of Alexander Hamilton, a version of which is in the White House Historical Association.