Sunnyside

"Sunnyside" in 1860, Tarrytown, New York

1860
Artist John Henry Hill (American, 1839–1922)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 369

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.5 x 34.4 cm (10 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.414

Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York. One year after the death of Washington Irving, who purchased and rebuilt it in 1835-36. View from southeast. The two young women sitting on the lawn in foreground are probably nieces. John Henry Hill made two etchings of this composition: the first published in Sketches from Nature, about 1867, pl. 16; the second, dated 1884, in his book, John William Hill: An Artist’s Memorial, New York, 1888, pl. 4.

Inscription

Inscribed lower right in brush and brown wash: J. Henry Hill / 1860; verso in broad graphite: Lettie [?] / Sunnyside / Painted by J. Henry Hill 1860

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; 1960, gift of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875