Alexander Hamilton statue
Public Art : Alexander Hamilton statue
Sculptor : ©William Rimmer (20th February,1816 – 20th
Description : A granite sculpture of American
Founding Father, soldier, economist, political philosopher, Alexander Hamilton (c1757 – July 12th, 1804). You may
be wondering why the sculptor chose to have Hamilton draped in cloth like a Roman Emperor? Well, he thought it a
clever way to show the simularities between Hamilton's style of America's emerging democracy with that of the
democratic style of governments in ancient Rome and Greece. Hamilton being instrumental in helping establishing a
democratic Government of the United States just as the ancient Greeks and Romans had.
Date Unveiled : 1865
Location : The Alexander Hamilton statue is located
on Commonwealth Avenue, between Arlington and Berkeley Streets, Boston.
Trivia : William Rimmer gave up a promising career as
a physician to follow his artistic dreams, which would explain why he didn't use a model or sketches for his
sculptures. Instead he chiseled away at the clay using only his vast knowledge of the human