John William Hill (1812-1879)
Graphite and white gouache on paper
Overall: 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 11.4 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Signed: at lower right:"A lover of Ruskin / Drawn by a Ruskin pupil/T.C. Farreer"
Inscribed and signed at lower right in graphite: "A lover of Ruskin / Drawn by Ruskin pupil -- / TC Farrer"
The subject, the son of the engraver John Hill, was born in London and brought to America when he was seven years old. During the early years of his career he was a topographic artist for the New York State Geological Survey. He later became America's leading artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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