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Hall, Isaac H.

    Full Name: Hall, Isaac H.

    Other Names:

    • Isaac Hollister Hall

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1837

    Date Died: 1896

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, Christianity, sculpture (visual works), and Syriac Orthodox

    Career(s): curators

    Institution(s): Metropolitan Museum of Art


    Syriac and Greek scholar, first curator for sculptures, antiquities [and objet d’art] at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    Selected Bibliography

    The Stone Sculpture of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 5 and 3. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1895; “Cypriote inscriptions of the Di Cesnola collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 10 (1875): 201-218; and Dobbins, Frank S., and Williams, S. Wells. Story of the World’s Worship. Chicago: Dominion Co., 1901; American Greek Testaments: A Critical Bibliography of the Greek New Testament as Published in America. Philadelphia: Pickwick and Co., 1883


    Tomkins, Calvin. Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2nd. ed. New York: Henry Holt, 1989, p. 79.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Hall, Isaac H.." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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