John William Hill
1812-1879, American

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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.

Painting

Hiroshima
1909-1964, Japanese

This watercolor sketch of Hiroshima by Shigehiko Ishikawa measures 9 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches, is signed, titled and dated Aug. 11, 1951. Artist signature on reverse.

Print

First Born
19th c., British

Etching, image size 10 1/4 x 7 inches, 1882, plate signed

Drawing

The Front Door
1872- c.1950, American

An unfinished sketch of a country home, shadowed by trees on a summer day by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 5/8 x 11 inches.