Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box SC-33 Box 1: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02, 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: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02, 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: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02, 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: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02
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.