High Bridge

John William Hill, American, 1812 - 1879

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about 1848

Watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 21 15/16 × 31 7/8 in. (55.7 × 80.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund

W.999.6

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in paint, lower right: J. W. Hill.

Course History

Event 001, Fall 2018

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 7, Religion and Literature: Revisioning the Invisible, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

The Old Croton Aqueduct: Rural Resources Meet Urban Needs, Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, New York, (no cat. no.), 1992-1993.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Gallery of the American Art-Union, New York, no. 84, 1848, as "High Bridge."

American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Robert L. McGrath, Special History Study: Art and the American Conservation Movement, Boston, Massachusetts: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2001, fig. 16, ill. p. 92.

Bulletin of the American Art Union, New York, No. 5, 1848, cat. no. 84.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 20, 41, 76, 78-79, 253, ill. p. 77, no. 13.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, American Art Review, Vol. XVII No. 2, April 2005, pp. 86-93, ill p. 86

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 134, no. 106.

Published References

Tobin Andrews Sparling, American Scenery The Art of John & John William Hill, exhibition at The New York Public Library, November 9, 1984-January 15, 1985, New York: The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, 1984.

Provenance

The artist; probably purchased by the American Art-Union, New York, as "High Bridge;" probably Charles D. Rossiter, Brooklyn, New York (received distribution of "High Bridge" from the America Art-Union exhibition by lottery, 1848); Ben Rifkin Fine Arts, c. late 1980s; to Paul W. Worman (art dealer), New York, c. 1990; to Richard York Gallery, New York, c. 1992; to Paul W. Worman, New York; Sold to present collection, 1999.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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