Portrait - Alonzo Chappel
Portrait

Alonzo Chappel (March 1, 1828 - December 4, 1887) was born in New York City on March 1, 1828 to William P. and Maria Howes Chappel. The family resided at 165 The Bowery in lower Manhattan on property owned by Chappel's grandparents opposite the Old Bowery Theater.

William Chappel (1801-1878), a tinsmith of Huguenot descent, was a man of moderate means and unable to provide an extensive education for his two sons, Alonzo and George. However, from all indications he and Maria encouraged Alonzo's early efforts at portrait painting; at the age of nine, Alonzo reportedly contributed a portrait titled "The Father of His Country" to the American Institute Fair; by the age of twelve, he was regularly setting up his easel on the sidewalks of New York and charging $5.00 or $10.00 to execute a portrait of any willing passerby.



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Mortally wounded General Edward Braddock retreats from... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Mortally wounded General Edward Braddock retreats from...
Battle of the Wilderness, Attack at Spotsylvania Court... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Battle of the Wilderness, Attack at Spotsylvania Court...
The Battle of Germantown at Chew House in 1777, c.1860 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Battle of Germantown at Chew House in 1777, c.1860
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)
Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819)
Portrait of John Adams (1735-1826) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Adams (1735-1826)
The Death of Lincoln, 1868 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Death of Lincoln, 1868
Portrait of Daniel Boone (1734-1820) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
Drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 1859 - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 1859
Portrait of Samuel Adams (1722-1803) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
Portrait of Millard Fillmore (1800-74) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Millard Fillmore (1800-74)
The Death of E. E. Ellsworth - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
The Death of E. E. Ellsworth

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