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Lot 256: RUSKIN, JOHN; AND JOHN H. HILL. Watercolor landscape by Hill, Signed and Inscribed by both, in blank lower margin.
November 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: AUTUMN ON LAKE GEORGE RUSKIN, JOHN; AND JOHN H. HILL. Watercolor landscape by Hill, Signed and Inscribed by both, in blank lower margin. 4 1/4x6 1/4 inches (image), 6x8 3/4 inches overall; faint marginal discoloration from prior matting, some remnants of matting adhesive at extreme edges. Np, circa 1873
Ruskin, lower right: "Very beautiful and what few / would have seen, in light & colour. / JR."
Hill, lower left: "Autumn on Lake George--sketch from / nature. J. Henry Hill 1873."
with--Facsimile of ALS by Ruskin to "My dear Sir [probably Hill]," asking whether he may keep the "most interesting" etchings and drawings a week longer and hoping to "find an important career opening for you." Coniston, 23 August 1881.