Harry Hall was born in Cambridge and first appeared as an artist at Tattersalls working on a number of their publications, initially British Racehorses and The Sporting Review. He graduated to become chief artist of The Field. He produced a great volume of work, much of which was engraved. The Sporting Magazine published 114 plates by Hall. He also worked for The Illustrated London News.


Hall’s output was prolific and he was the foremost racehorse portraitist of his time, his style has been described as being 'strikingly modern when compared with many of his contemporaries'. He also produced other types of portraits and shooting scenes.