Engraving, American. 19th century
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box SC-33 Box 1: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02, Folder: Folder 1, Item: SC33.01.0.003
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: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02, 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: Series SC-33-01; Series SC-33-02
Abstract 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.