• A Forest Scene with Deer -
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    Grey washes heightened with white on buff paper

    252 x 218 mm., 9 3/4 x 8 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Mrs S.H. Robinson, her sale, Sotheby's, 22nd November 1961;

    Derek Lockett, Clonterbrook House, Cheshire;

    Private Collection

     

    Hills first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1791 and was a founding member of the Watercolour Society in 1805. He exhibited almost six hundred pictures there during his lifetime with animals and farmyard scenes being his favourite subjects.

  • Study of an Apple Tree -
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    Inscribed in artist's shorthand lower left and inscribed verso: Apple Tree near Cumberbank/Moss ..... very scanty

    Watercolour over pencil

    214 x 187 mm., 8 x 7 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Sir John Clermont Witt (1907-1982);

    By descent until 2017

  • Beech Trees in Knole Park, Kent -
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    inscribed lower left: in artist?s shorthand

    watercolour over pencil

    28.8 by 20.6cm, 11 1/4 by 8 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Sir John and Lady Witt;

    A housewarming gift to Mr and Mrs Kirk Glazebrook, Rectory Park, 1955

  • Fallow Deer in a Wooded Landscape -
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    Signed lower right: R Hills. 1819.

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with stopping out

    42.8 by 31.7 cm., 16 ? by 12 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    Acquired by Bolton Museum and Art Gallery in 1947;

    De-accessioned in 2011

  • Fallow Deer - Scene in Windsor Forest -
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    Signed lower right: R Hills. 1815.

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with gum arabic

    40.7 by 51.3 cm., 16 by 20 inches

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1815, no.351, bt. T. Garle for 26.5.0

  • Feeding Ducks in a Farmyard -
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    signed lower right: RHills 1814

    watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour

    29.5 x 41.5cm., 11 1/2  x 16 1/4 inches


    Provenance:

    with Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, 2009;

    Private Collection

  • Scene at Bowbeech, Chiddingstone, Kent -
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    signed lower right: RHills 1818 and inscribed with title on reverse of the original mount

    watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    29.5 by 41.8cm., 11 ? by 16 ? inches

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1818, no.45

     

    Hills entered the R.A. Schools in 1788 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1791. He came to prominence in 1804 as one of the six artists who founded the Old Watercolour Society and he exhibited almost six hundred drawings there during his lifetime. He was he Society?s first Secretary and later served as Treasurer. He specialised in studies of animals and farmyards and his work is distinctive for its `fuzzy? technique.

     

    This shows an Inn at Bowbeech, now called Bough Beech, which is 1? miles northwest of Chiddingstone

  • Deer in a Wooded Landscape -
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    Watercolour over pencil

    50.4 x 38 cm., 19 ? x 15 in.

  • Deer and Horses in a Wooded Landscape -
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    Watercolour over pencil

    53.2 x 41.5 cm., 21 x 16 ? in.

  • Epsom Downs looking towards Fetcham and Bookham, Surrey -
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    Inscribed lower left: Epsom Downs looking towards Fetcham and Bookham

    Watercolour over pencil

    14.8 by 21.7 cm., 5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches

     

    This is a view looking south-west from the Epsom Downs towards Fetcham, Little and Great Bookham and what is now Leatherhead.

  • A Pond in a Farmyard -
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    Watercolour and pencil

    14.7 by 21.9 cm., 5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches

  • Cottage, Children and Pigs -
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    Signed lower right: R Hills 1819

    Watercolour over pencil

    37.8 by 49.8 cm, 15 by 19 inches

     

    Exhibited:

    Royal Academy, 1819, no. 657

  • Wooded Landscape with Donkeys by a Duck Pond -
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    Signed lower right: R. Hills

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    31.8 by 41.6 cm., 12 by 16 in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Heather Newman;

    Private Collection

  • A Farmyard, Godalming -
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    Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour

    314 x 420 mm., 12 x 16 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Private Collection

  • Looking towards Otley from Leathley Wood, Yorkshire -
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    Inscribed lower right: Looking towards Otley from Leathley Wood

    Watercolour over pencil

    27.2 by 22.3 cm., 10 by 8 in.

     

    Provenance:

    The Artist's Executor, John Garle, F.S.A.;

    By descent to Mrs Lavinia Garle;

    With John Baskett Ltd, 172 New Bond Street, London, where bought by Bill and Joan Beale;

    By descent until 2018

     

    Exhibited:

    On Loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1997 to 2018

  • Stags in Knole Park, Kent -
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    Signed lower right: R. Hills 1839

    Watercolour over traces of pencil

    379 x 499 mm., 14  x 19 in.

     

    Provenance:

    The Artist's Executor, John Garle, F.S.A.;

    By descent to Mrs Lavinia Garle;

    With Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1970;

    With Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1977

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Thos. Agnew & Sons, 97th Exhibition of Watercolours, 2nd edition, 2nd to 20th February 1970, no.93;

    London, Thos. Agnew & Sons, 104th Exhibition of Watercolours, 17th January to 18th February 1977, no.88

     

    Hills exhibited `Beech in Knowle Park, with Fallow Deer' at the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1839, no.307.

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