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HALL, Anne, artist, born in Pomfret, Connecticut, 26 May, 1792; died in New York city, 11 December, 1863. She was the sister of Jonathan Prescott Hall (vol. iii., p. 42). She took some lessons in applying colors to ivory from Samuel King, who taught Washington Allston, and received instruction in oil-painting from Alexander Robertson, in New York, and John Trumbull, but soon turned her entire attention to miniature painting, in which she became celebrated. She was elected a member of the National academy of design, where she occasionally exhibited. Her miniature portrait of Garafilia Mohalbi, the Greek girl, has been considered her masterpiece, and has been engraved repeatedly. Her beautiful picture of Dr. John W. Francis's son John has been long engraved under the name of "Oberon." Her miniatures are scattered widely over the country, but many of the best are in the possession of her relatives in New York; her nephew, Colonel John Ward, owning those of Garafilia, and Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Ward.
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