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John Hill House

A white frame farm house built by British-born engraver John Hill in 1843 on land purchased for $600.00. John Hill is famous for the aquatint process he invented. By the time Hill moved from New York to West Nyack that process was already being superceded by lithography and steel engraving; its inventor, however, had won great acclaim for his Hudson River Portfolio, an aquatint series which was to give rise to the well-known Hudson River School of painting that had its roots in Rockland County.

Link to historic photo/drawing of site

 

 
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