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The Old Clarkstown Church in 1877

John Henry Hill (American, 1839–1922)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 371


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite heightened with white watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and 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.


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


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