Portrait of John Hays Hammond (1855-1936)
Graphite on notepad paper
Overall: 7 5/8 x 5 in. ( 19.4 x 12.7 cm )
signature: lower left: "WmHWalker" inscription: lower center: "John Hays Hammond" inscription and date: lower left: "Dutch Treat / Mar 1935"
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm. H. Walker / Dutch Treat / Mar 1935"; signed by sitter at lower center: "John Hays Hammond"
A mining engineer, Hammond worked as a consultant for Cecil Rhodes, and after 1900 became associated with some of the most important financial groups in the U.S., purchasing and promoting several of the largest and most valuable mining properties in the U.S. and Mexico.
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
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