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Thomas Hill - Deer in a Landscape 1872 36" x 29"

Thomas Hill - Deer in a Landscape 1872 36" x 29"

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Thomas Hill (American, 1829-1908)
Deer in a Landscape, 1872

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 36” x 29”
Frame: 36.5” x 39.75

Signed lower left: T. Hill. / 1872
Verso: inscribed in ink, possibly in another hand, on a label affixed to the frame: Thomas Hill / Cambridge

In the heart of an autumn-kissed forest, a buck stands with an air of quiet dominance. The buck tenderly rubs his antlers against the rugged bark of a tree, casting a scene that brims with dark, moody hues contrasted by ethereal patches of golden light filtering through the forest canopy. The intimacy of the painting’s vantage point immerses the viewer as a silent observer who stumbles upon this serene moment amid a tranquil stroll. This scene suggests the enchanting balance between solitude and communion within the woodland realm. 

John Moran Auctioneers, California and American Fine Art Auction, Monrovia, CA, November 14, 2023, Lot 105
Private Collection, Utah

Condition: Visual: Overall good condition. Dust accumulation and occasional specks of grime commensurate with age. A pinhead-sized area of pigment loss along the lower edge, at center. The canvas is slightly puckered along the lower edge.

Blacklight: Areas of touch-up throughout, primarily concentrated in the tree in the foreground.

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