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Under the Falls, Niagara

Item

Title

Under the Falls, Niagara

Creator

John William Hill
American, b. England, 1812–1879

Date

c. 1870

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Description

John William Hill was one of the leaders of the American Pre-Raphaelite movement, a group of New York artists formed in 1863 and devoted to the principles of English critic John Ruskin. Hill responded to Ruskin’s call to seek “truth” in the closely observed details of the natural world. In this watercolor, Hill’s descriptive precision is evident in the geological contours and in the churn of the cascading falls.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.153

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.