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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

Autumn Landscape
1857 - 1915, American

Watercolor on illustration board; period frame; image size 9 x 14 inches, signed lower right, "W.C. Fitler NY". A tonalist landscape painter, most of his works were painted in Conn., NY and Long Island. (M)

Print

Dance of the Dryads
$1800.00
16th Century, French

This engraving is a contemporary copy c. 1532-34, after French artist Pierre Milan. The image size is 11 x 15 3/4 inches, printed on an antique paper with thread margins and lettering in Latin below the image. Another impression of this engraving is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned