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Farm animals  Goats & Pigs etc

There will also be pics  on the Sporting pages, Howitt etc

Robert Hills (b Islington [now in London], 26 June 1769; d London, 14 May 1844). English painter and etcher. After taking drawing-lessons from John Alexander Gresse (1740-94), he enrolled at the Royal Academy Schools, London, in 1788. Village and rural scenes, and in particular studies of animals, occupied him throughout his working life; his favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, Hills carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds; the British Museum holds the artist's collection of his own etchings, which number over a thousand. He worked mostly in watercolour ( at the Fitzwilliam )but also occasionally in oils.
These are from 1797-1816 from his etchings of quadrapeds released as folio and as books in 11 parts in 3 volumes Vol I: Cattle: 200 figures on 105 plates. Dogs: 55 figures on 25 plates. Pigs: 36 figures on 16 plates. Vol II: Sheep: 100 figures on 44 plates. Asses & Mules: 79 figures on 45 plates. Cattle in groups: 95 figures on 54 plates. Vol III: Fallow deer: 80 figures on 53 plates. Red deer: 68 figures on 45 plates. Roe deer: 13 figures on 9 plates. Goats: 8 figures on 4 plates. Horses: 49 figures on 33 plates.. 783 FIGURES ON 433 PLATES IN TOTAL. ** If a number are wanted ask first as each is an oversize posting item so will reduce for a number



Pair Goats 1
Antique smaller farm animal etching from a folio full page 47 x 33 cm but these are appr 21 x 19 cm images from "Etchings of Goats from nature by Robert Hills (26 June 1769 – 14 May 1844) An English painter and etcher. Hills was born in Islington. He initially studied under John Alexander Gresse, then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1788. He primarily painted rural scenes, particularly farm animals when the foundations of the different breeds / selective breeding was starting and as such shows the cottagers animals often before improvement and is a good source for early 'type' . His favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, He carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds
Hills was known to draw animals in works of other artists, such as George Barret, Jr. and George Fennell Robson. 1817 £20


Pair Goats 2
Antique smaller farm animal etching from a folio full page 47 x 33 cm but these are appr 21 x 19 cm images from "Etchings of Goats from nature by Robert Hills (26 June 1769 – 14 May 1844) An English painter and etcher. Hills was born in Islington. He initially studied under John Alexander Gresse, then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1788. He primarily painted rural scenes, particularly farm animals when the foundations of the different breeds / selective breeding was starting and as such shows the cottagers animals often before improvement and is a good source for early 'type' . His favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, He carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds
Hills was known to draw animals in works of other artists, such as George Barret, Jr. and George Fennell Robson. 1817 £20


Trio Goats 1
Antique smaller farm animal etching from a folio full page 47 x 33 cm but these are appr 21 x 19 cm images from "Etchings of Goats from nature by Robert Hills (26 June 1769 – 14 May 1844) An English painter and etcher. Hills was born in Islington. He initially studied under John Alexander Gresse, then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1788. He primarily painted rural scenes, particularly farm animals when the foundations of the different breeds / selective breeding was starting and as such shows the cottagers animals often before improvement and is a good source for early 'type' . His favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, He carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds
Hills was known to draw animals in works of other artists, such as George Barret, Jr. and George Fennell Robson. 1817 £20


Trio Goats 2
Antique smaller farm animal etching from a folio full page 47 x 33 cm but these are appr 21 x 19 cm images from "Etchings of Goats from nature by Robert Hills (26 June 1769 – 14 May 1844) An English painter and etcher. Hills was born in Islington. He initially studied under John Alexander Gresse, then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1788. He primarily painted rural scenes, particularly farm animals when the foundations of the different breeds / selective breeding was starting and as such shows the cottagers animals often before improvement and is a good source for early 'type' . His favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, He carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds
Hills was known to draw animals in works of other artists, such as George Barret, Jr. and George Fennell Robson. 1817 £20 inc


Trio Goats 3
Antique smaller farm animal etching from a folio full page 47 x 33 cm but these are appr 21 x 19 cm images from "Etchings of Goats from nature by Robert Hills (26 June 1769 – 14 May 1844) An English painter and etcher. Hills was born in Islington. He initially studied under John Alexander Gresse, then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1788. He primarily painted rural scenes, particularly farm animals when the foundations of the different breeds / selective breeding was starting and as such shows the cottagers animals often before improvement and is a good source for early 'type' . His favourite subjects were cattle, sheep, donkeys, pigs and above all deer, which he stalked for the purpose of sketching. As well as making plein-air drawings, He carried out careful anatomical studies of animal bones and joints. Between 1798 and 1815 he issued an extensive series of Etchings of Quadrupeds
Hills was known to draw animals in works of other artists, such as George Barret, Jr. and George Fennell Robson. 1817 £20







related links

Farm Animals  Page 1 Jonson etc

Farm Animals  Page 2 Cows  etc

Farm Animals  Page 3 Hills Deer

Farm Animals  Page 4 Hills Sheep

Farm Animals  Page 5 Hills Cattle

Farm Animals  Page 6 Hills  Donkeys/Heavy Horses

Farm Animals  Page 7 Hills Goats & Pigs

  




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