The Old Clarkstown Church in 1877

1877
John Henry Hill (American, 1839–1922)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 371

Dimensions

Sheet: 32.9 x 23.5 cm (12 15/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.108

Medium or Technique

Graphite heightened with white watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Part of the church and churchyard with gravestones of John and Ann Hill, grandparents of the artist. Basis of type illustration in his book, John William Hill: An Artist’s Memorial, New York, 1888, p. 10.

Inscription

Inscribed lower right: The Old Clarkstown Church in 1877 / Sketch by J. Henry Hill; lower left: Erected 1751, Rebuilt 1826; on the left gravestone: IN / Memory of / ANN wife of / John Hill. / born Oct. 18th 1770 / died Nov. 10th 1847; on right gravestone: IN / Memory of / JOHN HILL, artist / a native of England / born Sept. 9th 1770 / died Nov. 6th 1850

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA February 12, 1959

Credit Line

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