Alonzo Hartwell

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Portrait of Jacob Perkins. Croome, del.; Hartwell sc. Page from: American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge. vol.2, 1835.

Alonzo Hartwell (19 February 1805 in Littleton, Massachusetts – 17 January 1873 in Waltham, Massachusetts) was an engraver and portrait artist in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th century.[1][2][3] He trained with Abel Bowen in Boston[4][5] and in 1826 went into business for himself.[3] Hartwell's work appeared in the American Magazine of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge and other publications. Among Hartwell's students were artists George Loring Brown and Benjamin F. Childs.[4] In 1850, he received the silver medal of the Charlestown, Massachusetts, Mechanics' Association.[3] He continued as an engraver until 1851, when he turned to portrait painting.[3] One of Hartwell's children, Henry Walker Hartwell, became an architect in the Boston firm Hartwell and Richardson.[6]

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  1. ^ "70 Wash. h. 4 Gov. Alley;" cf. Boston Directory. 1832
  2. ^ Bolton. Early American Portrait Draughtsmen, in Crayons. 1923, 1970
  3. ^ a b c d Wikisource-logo.svg Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Hartwell, Alonzo". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. 
  4. ^ a b W. J. Linton. The History of Wood-Engraving in America. Chapter III. American Art Review, Vol. 1, No. 7 (May, 1880)
  5. ^ Boston painters and paintings. Atlantic Monthly, Sept. 1888.
  6. ^ Susan Maycock Vogel Hartwell and Richardson: An Introduction to Their Work, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 32, No. 2 (May, 1973), pp. 132–146
  7. ^ "Boston Athenaeum". Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  8. ^ Frederick S. Voss. Portraying an American Original: The Likenesses of Davy Crockett. Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 91, No. 4 (Apr., 1988)

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