John Henry Hill (1839 - 1922)
Painter, aquatint artist and etcher John Henry Hill was born in West Nyack, New York. Who Was Who in American Art calls him “one of the major American still life artists of the second half of the 19th century.” He studied with his father, the painter John William Hill. He exhibited at numerous venues, including the National Academy of Design, The Brooklyn Academy of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His trip to the American West in 1868, producing sketches, watercolors, and gouaches formed the basis for a series of large landscape oils. In addition, Hill produced An Artist's Memorial, a collection of etchings after his father's paintings. He died at Lake George, New York.
Moonlight on the Androscoggin
Etching and aquatint on chine collé, 1866. Image size 7-1/8” x 5-1/8”; sheet size 17” x 11-13/16”. Signed and dated in the plate. A beautiful impression in overall fine condition.