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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 914

Rare and Unique Portrait of Alexander Hamilton

Estimate: $150,000 - $300,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(late 18th century)

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, possibly from life, unsigned, sepia tones and black watercolor on wove paper, in painted suggestion of an oval, sheet 5-1/4 x 4 in.; fine period figural carved gilt wood and composition frame, 17 x 13 in.

Note: This painting is accompanied by a letter from art historian Dr. Lisa N. Peters, examining possible attributions and related works.

Provenance: Descended in the family of Alexander Hamilton; Estate of William Haring Hamilton, New Jersey; Private Collection


sheet with creases at all edges from being folded, (not impinging on image at all), evidence of painted oval, probable toning overall, floated on backing board, stain or watercolor across lower portion of nose; frame with wear and some cracking, glue remnants at base of eagle