John W. Hill

New York.

Aquatint and line engraving. 1855
29 x 50 3/8" plus title and margins.
Good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 42757
Price: $4,950.00
Publisher : Published by F. and G. W. Smith, 59 Beekman Street, New York.
Painted by J. W. Hill. Engraved by C. Mottram. Printed by McQueen, London. Third state of three. First state is engraved in aquatint only by Sigismond Himely. In the second state, horizontal engraved lines in the sky and water have been added to the plate, Himley’s name still appears. In the third state Himley’s name has been removed and replaced by C. Mottram. The third state is what is normally seen in the market place. The plate survives and 20th century impressions have been produced. One easy way to tell the 20th century impressions is that the words “Proof”, located in the lower left title margin has been removed. This view shows Manhattan from the East River at approximately location of Brooklyn Heights and the Navy Yard. One of the largest engraved views of the city produced. Based upon a watercolor by John William Hill (1812-1879). He was the son of the artist John Hill and father of the artist John Henry Hill. He was a British born artist who specialized in landscapes, cityscapes and well as ornithological and zoological subjects. He produced many views of American cities for the Smith Brothers and others. He was a member of the National Academy of design. 18th-19th Century Subjects , New York City , Harbor Scenes