Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Ralph Earl

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton: Ralph Earl

This 1787 portrait of socialite and philanthropist Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was painted by American artist Ralph Earl.

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton 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.

Ralph Earl’s portrait of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton is in the Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan, New York City.

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