Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)

Object Number: 
1868.4
Date: 
1831
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 4 in. ( 12.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower right: "Inman 1831"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right vertically: "Inman. 1831."
Description: 
Portrait
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: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Augustus Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group