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Chambers Hall
Chambers Hall, 1786-1855
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Biographical Details
Chambers Hall was an English collector of drawings, bronzes, and other works of art. The son of William Hall, a naval captain of the East India Company, he lived at Elmfield Lodge, Southampton. He died on 29 August 1855 in Bury Street, St. James's, London. A few months before his death, Hall presented to the British Museum a group of 66 drawings by Thomas Girtin, together with antiquities including bronzes. At the same time he gave the rest of his collections to the University of Oxford, including two paintings and 16 drawings by Wilson; also a drawing by Raphael, a portrait of Mrs. Bradyll by Reynolds, a portrait of James Thornhill and sketches by Hogarth, and a painting from Herculaneum, in addition to a portrait drawing of himself by John Linnell. These are now housed in the Ashmolean Museum.
Collector's marks: Lugt 440 and 551
Significant institutions
East India Company; British Museum; University of Oxford