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Alvan Fisher Personal Papers (SC-33)

 Item — Box: SC-33 Box 1
Identifier: SC-33

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.

Dates

  • 1822-1852

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is in the public domain.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box; 2 folders (10 items))

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series, and items are generally arranged chronologically within each series. Items with no date are generally placed at the end at each series.
Series 1
Correspondence, 1822-1823, undated
Series 2
Clippings, 1852

Provenance

The collection was donated by Mr. T. Kenneth Ellis in 1976 when he gifted six paintings by Alvan Fisher to the museum.
Title
Finding Aids to the Special Collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the VMFA Archives | Alvan Fisher Personal Papers (SC-33)
Subtitle
Special Collection 33 (SC-33)
Status
Completed
Author
Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist
Date
2019
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

Contact:
Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
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Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States
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