Trumbull spent the years 1794 to 1804 in England as a member of the Jay Treaty Commission. Upon his return to America he found portraits of Hamilton in great demand and, using his own 1792 bust-length portrait and the bust of Ceracchi as models, created this, his second type of Hamilton portrait. Theodore Sizer, Trumbull's biographer, has catalogued eight of this second type.


  • Title: Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1755–1804)
  • Creator: John Trumbull
  • Date Created: After 1804
  • Physical Dimensions: 30 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (77.5 x 64.8 cm)
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Portrait
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Depicted Person: Alexander Hamilton
  • Object Number: 1867.305
  • Credit Line: New-York Historical Society, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan

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