Fisher, Alvan, 1792-1863
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.001
Scope and Contents Transcription: Dedham Ms Oct 2d 18/ Charles Henry Hall, Esqre New York Care of Thos H. Smith Dedham Alvan Fisher October 1st 1822 Recd 5th [?] Charles H. Hall Esqre, Dedham 1st October 1822 Dear Sir The paintings which you employ'd me to execute are finished, indeed they have been for some time, but the sickness in New York has delayed my sending them, as I thot It would be uncertain (owing to the confusion in NY) If they found you. I have now written to desire that you inform me where to...
Dates: Oct. 1, 1822
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.002
Scope and Contents Transcription: C. H. Hall Esqre Newyork Care Thos. H. Smith Boston Alvan Fisher October 26th 1822 Recd 28th [?] Boston 26th Octr 1822 C. H. Hall Esqre Dear Sir, I have shipped as per bill of Lading the four paintings, and the book which you were so kind to loan me. The paintings I believe are in perfect order and hope they may come to your hands in the same state. In the execution of them I have do my best, I hope they may meet your approbation, as paintings they are certainly superior to the...
Dates: Oct. 26, 1822
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.003
Scope and Contents Transcription: Charles H. Hall Esqre New York Care of Thos. H. Smith Charleston Alvan Fisher November 29th 1822 Recd Decr 11th 1822 [?] Charleston / S.C. / 29th Novr 1822 Dear Sir, I understood from you that it was in contemplation to have the portraits of Eclipse and Bassorah Engraved. If I have not been mistaken as to this fact, I wish to call your attention to a proposition of a friend of mine who is an engraver of much merit and particularly in animals and landscape - and from the specimens...
Dates: Nov. 29, 1822
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.004
Scope and Contents Transcription: PAID Charles H. Hall Esqre Newyork To the care of Thos H. Smith Charleston Alvan Fisher December 24th, 1822 Recd January 2d, 1823 Charleston 24th Decr 1822 Charles H. Hall Esqre, Dear Sir, your letter of the 11th Just was this day recei’d. I am sorry to find that I did not mention in my former letter that Mr Wright is a resident at this place, particularly as much time is lost thereby. In order that you may form some idea of Mr Wrights style of engraving, I have enclosed an...
Dates: Dec. 24, 1822
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.005
Scope and Contents Transcription: Charles H. Hall Esqre Newyork N.Y. Care of Thos. H. Smith [?] Ship Saluda. Charleston Alvan Fisher, February 27th 1823. Recd March 7th Charleston 27th Feby 1823 Dear Sir, I have sent to you by the ""Saluda"" a box containing three paintings, two Bassora’s and one Eclipse. you will please to look at them and If you find any one to please you more than the ones you have, you will make an exchange. I do not know If the ones sent are better or as good as the ones you now have but you...
Dates: Feb. 27, 1823
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.006
Scope and Contents Transcription: PAID Charles H. Hall Esqre Newyork Care Thos H. Smith Boston Alvan Fisher May 5th, 1823 Recd 7th [?] Dedham May 5th 1823 Charles H. Hall Esqre Dear Sir, When I was in Newyork you observed that you thot it probable that I might dispose of some portraits of “Eclipse” should I paint them. I have completed four pictures of him in a superior Style. and I think from the best of my recollections of the horse, one better likeness’s than the one I brot on from Newyork to copy from - both...
Dates: May 5, 1823
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.007
Scope and Contents Transcription: PAID Charles H. Hall Esqre Newyork Care of Thos. H. Smith Boston Alvan Fisher. May 15th 1823. Recd 17th Dedham 15th May 1823 Chas H. Hall Esqre Sir, your much esteem'd and most friendly letter of the - just has been recei'd. Your kind offer to aid me in the disposal of my paintings lays me under additional obligations, and altho my situation in life perhap will never furnish me with the opportunity to make you any return for your many friendly acts, yet the will all be...
Dates: May 15, 1823
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.008
Scope and Contents Transcription: Letters from the artist Alvan Fisher Mr. Chas. H. Hall Esq. Mr. Hall was a great enthusiast of race horses and had a fine breeding establishment at what is now Harlem NYC
Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1
Overview The collection documents the relationship between the equestrian artist Alvan Fisher and one of his patrons, New York lawyer and horse breeder Charles Henry Hall. The letters discuss the likenesses of the horses Fisher painted, as well as upcoming races, and the noted 19th century racehorse American Eclipse.