|Published||London Published Decr 30th 1798 by R. Hills.|
|Dimensions||Images and sheets 120 x 190 mm|
A study, over two sheets, of deer by Robert Hills. The top sheet shows four stags, three lying and one standing. The second sheet shows two stags, one lying and one standing, and a doe standing between.
Robert Hills (1769 - 1844) was a painter and print maker. Hills studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1788, having first received lessons in drawing from J.A. Gresse (1741-1794), and he began exhibiting at the Academy in 1791. He became best known for his watercolours and drawings of animals, and he was also a prolific etcher of such subjects, as the large number of prints which he made between 1798 and 1815 demonstrate. He was a founder member in 1804 of the important exhibiting society known as The Old Society of Painters in Watercolour or Old Water-Colour Society (OWS), and became its first secretary. The O.W.S became the Royal Watercolour Society in 1804.
Condition: Printed on india laid paper and tipped to album page. Short tears and creasing to edges