Harry Hall (painter)

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Self portrait of Harry Hall

Harry Hall (c. 1814 – 22 April 1882) was an English equestrian painter, whose works were in demand by horse owners. His output was prolific and he was the foremost racehorse portraitist of his time: his style has been described as being "strikingly modern... when compared with many of his contemporaries".[1] He also produced other types of portraits and shooting scenes.[2]

Hall was born in Cambridge sometime around the middle of the second decade of the 19th century (dates of 1813,[3][4] 1814,[5] 1815,[6] and 1816[7] are to be found in biographies). He first appeared as an artist at Tattersalls, working on a number of their publications; initially British Racehorses and The Sporting Review. He graduated to become chief artist of The Field. He produced a great volume of work, much of which was engraved. The Sporting Magazine published 114 plates by Hall.[8] He also worked for The Illustrated London News.[9]

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  1. ^ World Classic Gallery website, Harry Hall Biography. (Retrieved on 10 August 2008).
  2. ^ Biography of Harry Hall Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine at www.johnbennettfinepaintings.com (Accessed 9 August 2008), derived from:
    Christopher Wood (Ed.), The Dictionary of Victorian Painters ISBN 0-902028-72-3 & ISBN 978-0-902028-72-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1978); and
    Sally Mitchell (Ed.), The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists ISBN 0-907462-42-1 & ISBN 978-0-907462-42-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1985).
  3. ^ The Tate Gallery, List of Works: Harry Hall, states birth year tentatively as "?1813".
  4. ^ Getty Research Artist Names Online - Harry Hall, states birth year as 1813.
  5. ^ John Bennett Fine Paintings (London), Biography of Harry Hall Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine, states birth year as 1814.
  6. ^ World Classic Gallery Harry Hall Biography, states birth year as 1815.
  7. ^ Rehs Galleries Inc. (New York), Harry Hall Biography, states birth year as 1816.
  8. ^ Biography of Harry Hall Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine at www.johnbennettfinepaintings.com (Accessed 9 August 2008), derived from:
    Christopher Wood (Ed.), The Dictionary of Victorian Painters ISBN 0-902028-72-3 & ISBN 978-0-902028-72-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1978); and
    Sally Mitchell (Ed.), The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists ISBN 0-907462-42-1 & ISBN 978-0-907462-42-2 (Antique Collectors' Club Ltd, 1985).
  9. ^ Rehs Galleries Inc. (New York), Harry Hall Biography

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