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John Bishop Hall (1807–1889)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1839
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen L. Hale and Evelina S. Hale
Object Number: 1908.22
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Inscribed: Inscribed on verso: "Painted for Francis Hall Esqr. by Henry Inman, N. York 1839"

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Hall was the son of Francis (b. 1783) and Sarah (Beach) Hall. In 1863 he succeeded his father as publisher of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," occupying that position until 1863. He was also president of the North River Insurance Company.

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Kelby, William, Notes on American Artists 1754-1820, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1922, p. 64.

Dickson, H.E., "John Wesley Jarvis: Knickerbocker Painter," The New-York Historical Society Quarterly 24, no. 2, April 1940, p. 59.

Bolton, Theodore, "Henry Inman, Portrait Painter," Creative Art, Vol. 12, February 1933, pp. 118, 123.

Bolton, Theodore, " Henry Inman, an Account of his Life and Work," no. 69, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4, Autumn 1940, pp. 356, 369.

Bolton, Theodore, "A Catalogue of the Paintings of Henry Inman," no. 53, The Art Quarterly 3, no. 4 (Autumn 1940), p. 406.

Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1941, p. 119.

Catalogue of American Portraits in the New-York Historical Society, no. 1768, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, pp. 317-8.

Caldwell, John, et al., American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, pp. 458-9.