"Sunnyside" in 1860, Tarrytown, New York

Artist John Henry Hill (American, 1839–1922)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 369


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



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.


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


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