Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Ralph Earl

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Ralph Earl

Portrait of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton is a 1787 painting of socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton by American artist Ralph Earl. It is in the Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan, New York City in the United States.

Analysis of Portrait of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

The sitter was the wife of Alexander Hamilton, an American statesman and one of the founding fathers of the United States. She was very involved in Graham Windham, an orphanage in New York City and also worked with the Orphan Asylum Society. This portrait was painted when she was approximately 30 years of age.

Ralph Earl was well known for his portraits of prominent post-Revolution Americans, having also painted military officer, politician, and ‘forgotten founding father’ Richard Varick, American politician and Senator Elijah Boardman, lawyer, judge, politician, senator, and diplomat Oliver Ellsworth as well as military officer Benjamin Tallmadge.

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