219. HILL, Edward Rufus. Mount Hood [title on brass plate on frame]. Original oil painting on canvas, recent wooden stretcher, signed at lower left: “E. Hill.” Undated [1880s]. 34.5 x 50 cm. Very good condition, in a handsome heavy wooden gilt frame.
In a painterly style the artist shows Mount Hood as the centerpiece, rising from a hazy landscape with river in foreground; figures are standing and sitting before an open fire while others are standing next to or sitting in a boat at the shore. Landscape painter Edward Rufus Hill, born in Taunton, Massachusetts, on September 7, 1851, was the son of painter Thomas Hill. He traveled overland to San Francisco with his family in 1861. The younger Hill studied painting with his father and often accompanied him on painting trips. He also made small landscapes of northern California on cigar box tops. Hill was active in California up until his death in Oakland on February 23, 1908, just four months prior to his father’s demise.
Sold. Hammer: $3,200.00; Price Realized: $3,840.00
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