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Tree Trunk

Item

Title

Tree Trunk

Creator

John Henry Hill
American, 1839–1922

Date

1865

Materials

Graphite and chalk with highlights on paper

Description

The son of the prominent American Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Hill, whose work is on view in the exhibition, John Henry Hill was also influenced by English critic John Ruskin. The carefully delineated bark in this drawing follows Ruskin’s principles for a near-scientific attention to detail. For Hill and other adherents, the faithful transcription of nature was closely connected to a reverence for the divine.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.154

Rights

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