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Object ID 1880.002
Object Name Portrait
Title Archibald Hamilton
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Miss Sally Hamilton
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1835
Artist Francis Martin Drexel
Made Francis Martin Drexel
Description Framed, oil on wood panel portrait of Wilmington lawyer, Archibald Hamilton (1782-1841). The portrait is a half-length, three-quarters view of a slightly plump, older man with curly red hair and sideburns who is facing right. He is seated in a chair and wears a heavy, double-breasted black coat with two rows of brass buttons down the front, a tan waistcoat, and a white shirt and cravat. The sitter served under Captain Caesar A. Rodney as First Lieutenant of the 2nd Company of Artillery in the War of 1812. He was also a member of a committee that sought unsuccessfully to bring a branch of the Bank of the United States to Wilmington and served as Commissioner for the Union National Bank of Wilmington in 1839.

Dimensions W-31.25 L-36.75 D-2.25 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Hamilton Family
Provenance Gift of the sitter's daughter.
Subjects Portrait paintings
Search Terms Archibald Hamilton
Portrait Paintings
Francis Martin Drexel
Union National Bank of Wilmington
War of 1812
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Oil on wood panel