Hill lived for a number of years on a remote island in Lake George, becoming known as the Hermit of Lake George. His diaries reveal his complete immersion in every nuance of weather and seasonal change in the region, as well as a Ruskinian obsession with its spectacular geology—preoccupations that are evident in this highly detailed watercolor.
- Artist: John Henry Hill, American, 1839-1922
- Medium: Watercolor over graphite on paper
- Dates: 1875
- Dimensions: 10 7/16 x 14in. (26.5 x 35.6cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "J. Henry Hill 75"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1991.44.2
- Credit Line: Gift of Mary Stewart Bierstadt, by exchange
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: John Henry Hill (American, 1839-1922). Lake George, 1875. Watercolor over graphite on paper, 10 7/16 x 14in. (26.5 x 35.6cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mary Stewart Bierstadt, by exchange, 1991.44.2
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)