John Henry Hill
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.
Watercolor over graphite on paper
Signed and dated lower left: "J. Henry Hill 75"
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Gift of Mary Stewart Bierstadt, by exchange
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.44.2_SL3.jpg)
overall, 1991.44.2_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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