|Published||London Published Dec, 30th, 1798 by R. Hills|
|Dimensions||Image 105 x 173 mm, Plate 125 x 187 mm|
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, tipped to album page, some minor stains to left of image.
On reverse is another etching by Hills of two bulls in a field, also tipped and printed on india laid paper.