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John Henry Hill (1839 – 1922)


Hudson Valley native John Henry Hill was a noted landscape artist who specialized in exquisitely detailed watercolors, employing a range of small, dry brushstrokes, to suggest the textures of trees, mountains, rocks, and water.  In 1868, he went West with Clarence King’s survey expedition, sketching and painting in Idaho, Nevada, and California.  On his return to New York, he built a studio on an island in Lake George. His diary including a description and sketch of the present work, Overland Ranch, Ruby Valley, Nevada as well as a number of his paintings can be found in the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

John Henry Hill

Overland Ranch, Ruby Valley, Nevada

Watercolor, Signed & dated 1871

9 x 15 1/4 inches.

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