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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Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut (1801-70)
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-93) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-93)
John Anthony Quitman (1798-1858) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Anthony Quitman (1798-1858)
Portrait of Joseph Hooker (1814-79) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Joseph Hooker (1814-79)
John Randolph (1773-1833) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
John Randolph (1773-1833)
Portrait of Lewis Cass (1782-1866) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Lewis Cass (1782-1866)
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-94) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-94)
Portrait of Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810)
Lady Harriet Ackland on her way to visit the camp of... - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Lady Harriet Ackland on her way to visit the camp of...
Portrait of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)
Portrait of Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813-91) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813-91)
Portrait of Joel Barlow (1754-1812) - Alonzo Chappel - www.alonzochappel.org
Portrait of Joel Barlow (1754-1812)

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