Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)

Object Number: 
1927.6
Date: 
1842
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. ( 6 x 4.9 cm )
Marks: 
Signed: on back: "Feb.1842 M.A.H"
Gallery Label: 
A native of Connecticut, Halleck came to New York in 1811 and became associated with a group of literary men, with one of whom, Joseph Rodman Drake, he wrote in 1819 a series of articles for the New York "Evening Post." His fame was established that year with the publication of "Fanny," a satire on the follies of society. Halleck was later employed as confidential secretary to John Jacob Astor; when Astor died in 1848 he left Halleck an annuity, allowing him to resume his career as an author.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group