Robert Hills O.W.S. - Study of Deer
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Title: Study of Deer 1
Date: July 20th 1810.
Description: This an original copperplate etching by Robert Hills, meaning that it was drawn and etched by the artist who also published the print in London at the beginning of the 19th century.
Image size: 165 x 328mm
6.5 x 13 "
Order No. hills-deer-7283
Original 19th century etching by Robert Hills dated 1810.
Robert Hills O.W.S. 1769 - 1844
painter and etcher of animals, Born in Islington, he seems to have been self taught. He was the secretary and later Treasurer of the Old Watercolour Society. All his plates were etched around the turn of the 19th century and is recorded as producing one lithograph at this time.
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