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Henry Bryan Hall, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1808
Greater London, England
Death: Apr. 25, 1884
Bronx County
New York, USA

Henry B. Hall, the artist and engraver, died at his residence in Morrisania on Friday last in his seventy-seventh year. Some months ago he was attacked with paralysis, followed by a general breaking up of his system, and for the past three weeks he had suffered from internal troubles, resulting in blood poisoning, which was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Hall was born in London, England, March 11, 1808, and at an early age developed a great talent for art. He was a pupil of Benjamin Smith, then one of the foremost engravers of London, and prominently known by his works for "Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery." At the conclusion of his studies he was engaged with Henry Meyer, and subsequently for about four years he was employed by H. T. Ryall, historical engraver to the Queen, engraving all the portraits in the large plates of Mr. Ryall, among them "The Coronation of Queen Victoria," after Sir George Hayter. In 1850 Mr. Hall came to this city, well introduced to many prominent publishers among them the late G. P. Putnam and the Appletons, for whom he afterwards illustrated many publications.

His works are very numerous. They are chiefly portraits, and among them are 12 of Washington after different artists, and one of the late Gov. Ward, of New-Jersey, who died on the same day with Mr. Hall. Of late years he had been in business with his three sons, devoting his personal attention largely to etchings of historical characters of the Revolution for F. S. Hoffman and Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, both well-known collectors. Few men had more friends in the locality where he lived for 34 years, and his knowledge of English history and literature made him a highly prized companion to all with whom he came in contact. He leaves a large family, consisting of four sons, three of whom were in business with him, and the youngest a Judge of the City Court, three daughters, 22 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

"A Noted Engraver Dead"
Obituary from New York Times online archives. Published 28 Apr 1884.
Family links: 
  Henry Bryan Hall (1839 - 1913)*
  Charles Bryan Hall (1840 - 1913)*
  Alice Hall (1847 - 1940)*
  Eliza Hall Dawson (1849 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
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Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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Henry Bryan Hall is my great-great grandfather on my mom's side.
- Jan Tommila
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011

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