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Alexander Hamilton

This portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the first secretary of treasury, was painted by John Trumbull and was completed circa 1805. Trumbull, who had served as personal aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, painted numerous portraits which are in the White House Collection. Four of his paintings adorn the walls of the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. Hamilton was an influential figure in the early years of the United States and died at the age of 49 following a famous duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.
John Trumbull
Date of Work
ca. 1805
oil paint
White House Collection/White House Historical Association