OOS Sculpture

The American Cape

2004 / Kristen Visbal / Hamilton

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This bronze statue of Alexander Hamilton portrays him during an oration, holding his written speech in his proper left hand and pointing toward the sky with his proper right hand. The 13-star American flag is arranged as a cape around his shoulders and behind him. According to the artist's website, the statue stands at 12 feet, 4 inches and is the first larger-than-life portrayal of Hamilton (for whom the city of Hamilton, OH is named).

The work was obtained through the efforts of the Hamilton, Ohio City of Sculpture, Inc. project.

Location: near Journal Square, 219 High St

County

: Butler

Citation

: Kristen Visbal, “The American Cape,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 22, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/2087.

Title

The American Cape

Description

This bronze statue of Alexander Hamilton portrays him during an oration, holding his written speech in his proper left hand and pointing toward the sky with his proper right hand. The 13-star American flag is arranged as a cape around his shoulders and behind him. According to the artist's website, the statue stands at 12 feet, 4 inches and is the first larger-than-life portrayal of Hamilton (for whom the city of Hamilton, OH is named).

The work was obtained through the efforts of the Hamilton, Ohio City of Sculpture, Inc. project.

Creator

Date

2004

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2087

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

219 High St

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

12 feet, 4 inches

Installation Date

2004-10-23

Materials

Inscription

From accompanying plaque:
"Historic Hamilton, Inc./Hamilton, Ohio, City of Sculpture Inc./present/"The American Cape"/Kristen Visbal, Artist/A tribute to Alexander Hamilton, for/whom the City of Hamilton, Ohio, is named./Hamilton, Ohio, was founded in 1791./"The American Cape" was dedicated/on the 23rd day of October, 2004./Co-Chairmen:/Bill Wilks/Historic Hamilton, Inc./Gerry Hammond/Hamilton, Ohio, City of Sculpture"