William Henry Hillard (1836-1905) Hudson River landscape paintings circa 1870


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Pair of paintings

6 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches

Both in untouched condition

only one signed


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William Henry Hilliard, born in Auburn, New York, in 1836, was a painter of realistic, tonal landscapes related to the Hudson River School.  He studied in New York City prior to painting in England and Scotland, and then studied with Emile Lambinet in Paris, France.  Until 1878, he was based in New York City, but moved to Boston, Massachusetts.

Though he did paint in the West before traveling to Europe to study, he later became known for his New England landscapes, views of Maine, the Atlantic Coast, White Mountains and Franconia Mountains.  An article in the San Francisco Call in July 1892 noted that he was in California to sketch and paint Yosemite.

Some paintings include the popular Battle-Field of Lookout Mountain and Allatoona Pass, Georgia.  He also painted a portrait of President James A. Garfield, and the tomb of John Howard Payne, author of Home, Sweet Home.

Hilliard exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York City from 1876 to 1888, and the Brooklyn Art Association, in New York, as well as many other national venues, winning prizes and medals.

His last known address was Baltimore, Maryland.  William Henry Hilliard died in Washington, D.C. in April 1905.