Hiland Hill, Jr.
Alfred T. Agate
Born: Sparta, New York 1812
Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846
watercolor on ivory image (oval): 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.3 x 5.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 8
Luce Center Label
The Hill family were among the early settlers of the town of Catskill, which later became part of Greene County, New York. Hiland Hill Jr.’s great-uncle and grandfather built houses next door to one another on what later became known as Hill Street. We do not know much about Hiland, except that he owned a store in Catskill and may have been a cashier in the town’s bank.
Portrait male - Hill, Hiland, Jr. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor