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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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