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Halsall, William Formby (1841-1919) USA (4)

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HalsallWFVWilliam Formby Halsall was a marine painter based in Massachusetts. Born in England, his family settled in Boston when he was young. Halsall worked as a sailor for seven years until 1859. In 1860 he began studying fresco painting with William E. Norton, a marine artist and contemporary of his in Boston who was also a former sailor.

HalsallWF1He served for two years in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War, and returned to Boston to resume his studies, this time concentrating on marine painting at the Lowell Institute, from 1862 to 1870. His painting First Battle of the Ironclads was purchased by the United States government in 1887, and hung in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He also produced a color lithograph of the America’s Cup Race of 1885 for Louis Prang Publishers, titled The Finish.

Halsall exhibited often in Boston, and also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Art Institute of Chicago. Halsall’s paintings are in the collections of many American museums including the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, Virginia; the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts; and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

William F. Halsall - 4 PAINTINGS
The finish: "America's" Cup Race, off Sandy Hook
HALSALL SKETCHBOOK, AMERICA'S CUP YACHTS AND RACES, 1886
Mayflower
VIGILANT IN LAST DAYS RACE AGAINST VALKYRIE, 1893

 

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