Inman, Henry - portrait of Elizabeth Smith Nicoll

This miniature portrait is tragically connected with the two previous miniature portraits, those of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Burr Alston. It is inscribed on the reverse "Elizabeth Scott Nicoll 1818 - Watercolor by Inman, AH". The AH appears to be the initials of Alexander Hamilton III, who wrote the inscription. The note attributes the miniature to Henry Inman (1801-1846).

On Nov 15, 1842, Elizabeth Scott Nicoll married Alexander Church Hamilton III (1816-1889). He was the grandson of Alexander Hamilton I, who had been the first Secretary of the Treasury and had been killed by Aaron Burr in a duel in 1804.

The miniature was acquired together with the photograph shown, which is inscribed on the reverse "Alexander van Cortland Hamilton, January 7, 1915 age 3 mos. 10 days". He is believed to be a third great-grandchild of Alexander Hamilton I". 958

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Anonymous said...

Alexander Van Cortlandt Hamilton was actually a second great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton. Elizabeth Scott Nicoll was A.V.C.H's grandmother.