Niagara Falls, Part of the American Fall from the Foot of the Staircase

John Hill, American (born England), 1770 - 1850
after William James Bennett, American (born England), 1787 - 1844



Hand colored engraving and aquatint on wove paper

Impression: 20 1/4 × 16 3/4 in. (51.4 × 42.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Henry J. Megarey, New York, New York


(not assigned): United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Painted by H.J.(sic) Bennett; lower right: Engraved by J. Hill; center: Published by H. I. Mergarey New York.

Exhibition History

New Selections from the College Collection, Carpenter Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 23-June 30, 1979.

Nineteeth Century American Prints, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 25-June 22, 1977.


Holman's Print Shop; sold to present collection, 1953.

Catalogue Raisonne

R. Koke, A Checklist of the American Engravings of John Hill (1770-1850), New York, 1961, no. 135.

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