Halleck, Fitz-Greene (1790-1867)

Halleck, Fitz-Greene (1790-1867)
Title
Halleck, Fitz-Greene (1790-1867)
Date 
1854
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 x 20 in. ( 61 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Rufus W. Griswold
Object Number 
1857.2
Marks 
signature and date: on back: "By J. G. Taggart 1854 from the original By C. L. Elliott N. Y. 1847"
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group