attributed to Johan Zoffany (1733 - 1810)
Captain William Hall
A194; oil on canvas; 82 x 68 cm
Presented by Chambers Hall, 1855; WA1855.198
William Hall, the father of Chambers Hall, spent twenty years in the ships of the East India Company, the later years as Captain. He is said to have been instrumental in arranging Zoffany's journey to India in 1783 and this portrait of Hall in the uniform of a Captain in the East India Company probably dates from that period. The attribution is traditional but doubtful.
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.