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Henry Bright  1810-1873  James John Hill  1811-1882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children Collecting Water in the Welsh Mountains

 

Oil on canvas, 21 by 17 inches

 

Signed and dated 1853

 

It is well recorded that Hill painted figures into landscapes by Bright and it is stylistically obvious that these figures are by him.  It is most likely that Hill painted the figures on a blank canvas and Bright then added the landscape and signed it.  It is possible that Hill never saw the finished work and so did not have the opportunity to add his signature.  There is a example of a joint work  in the City of York Art Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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