Edward Lear
1812-1888, British

Galera
1812-1888, British

Lithograph, image size 11 1/8 x 7 inches, Plate 18, from the book "Illustrated Excursions in Italy" London: Thomas M'Lean, 1846, signed "E. Lear del et lith." l.r., "Galera" l.c.

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Edinburgh From The Moors
1845-1939, French

etching, image size 6 1/2 x 10, plate signed

Drawing

View of Monadnock from Roxbury
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil drawing of a distant view of Mt. Monadnock measures 4 x 13 3/8 inches. Done with a very fine hand, it suggests a bright, sunny summer day. The image is on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper with location info written in the artist's hand.