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John James Hill Rba (1811-1882) "The Wood Carrier"Circa 1850


£625 | $871 USD | €728 EUR
Item Number: SA691189
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Jane Short Antiques
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This is a lovely oil on canvas with an etherial feel by John James Hill RBA (1811-1882) It portrays a young boy carrying wood. The painting is under glass so in very good condition.The frame is constructed from wood and gilded gesso. Ready to hang.
James John Hill RBA was an English landscape and portrait painter, known for his many rustic paintings and portraits. Born in 1811 in Broad Street, Birmingham to Daniel Hill, plater, and Elizabeth Rowlinson, the daughter of a brass founder. He was educated at Hazelwood School, a school founded by the educational reformer Rowland Hill (no relation), and he attended Joseph Barber's art academy in Great Charles Street, at the time being taught by his son Vincent. His fellow pupils included Thomas Creswick, James Tibbits Willmore, Thomas Baker, and Peter Hollins.
Having moved to London in 1839, Hill was elected in 1842 a member of the Society of British Artists. There, he became known as a 'popular contributor' among his fellow artists, showing off his artwork in a number of their exhibitions across the next forty years. He operated primarily in London, painting many portraits of Lady Burdett-Coutts, a Victorian philanthropist, and her many pets. He was allegedly a good friend of hers. His paintings were known to depict mainly girls and boys and their families residing in the countryside, nature being present in almost all of his artwork, and in his later career he moved from painting mainly portraits and people to painting landscapes. Most of his landscape paintings were inspired by his visit to Ireland in 1854. He found less success in painting landscapes than he did scenes of wildlife and people.
In his later life, Hill devoted himself primarily to painting landscapes and had a number of his paintings featured in London newspapers. He died on 27 January 1882, aged 71, at Sutton House, having contracted bronchitis.
Measurement of painting 33.5cm X 29cm
Frame measures 58cm X 53cm
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Internal Ref: A1860


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 58 cm (22.8")
Width = 53 cm (20.9")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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