June 3, 2018 14:00 EST

American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists

 
  Lot 59
 
Lot 59 - ROBERT RIGGS  (AMERICAN 1896–1970)

59

ROBERT RIGGS (AMERICAN 1896–1970)
THE BURR-HAMILTON DUEL

Signed 'Riggs' bottom right, oil on panel
25 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (64.8 x 48.9cm)

Provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
NOTE:
The Burr-Hamilton duel is one of the most famous rivalries in American History. It took place on July 11, 1804 in Weehawken, New Jersey, at a time when such practice was forbidden in the northern part of the United States. The duel was the end point of a ten-year long conflict, which started when Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law lost his seat at the Senate to Aaron Burr. Hamilton was the first one to shoot at his ennemy, only to miss and hit a tree. Burr quickly responded, mortally wounding Hamilton. The latter was carried away to the home of his close friend William Bayard, where he died the next day.

Sold for $10,000
Estimated at $6,000 - $10,000


 

Signed 'Riggs' bottom right, oil on panel
25 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (64.8 x 48.9cm)

Provenance: Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
NOTE:
The Burr-Hamilton duel is one of the most famous rivalries in American History. It took place on July 11, 1804 in Weehawken, New Jersey, at a time when such practice was forbidden in the northern part of the United States. The duel was the end point of a ten-year long conflict, which started when Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law lost his seat at the Senate to Aaron Burr. Hamilton was the first one to shoot at his ennemy, only to miss and hit a tree. Burr quickly responded, mortally wounding Hamilton. The latter was carried away to the home of his close friend William Bayard, where he died the next day.

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