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Hiland Hill, Jr.

1836 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 1999.27.1 Not currently on view


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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.

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Portrait male - Hill, Hiland, Jr. - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Alfred T. Agate

Born: Sparta, New York 1812 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1846

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