An image of Dry lagoon

J J Hilder

(Australia 23 Jul 1881 – Apr 1916)

Dry lagoon

Other titles:
The dry lagoon
Location
Not on display
Further information

J J Hilder was a noted watercolourist, greatly admired by his peers. Lionel Lindsay wrote a tribute following Hilder's premature death from consumption in 1916:

"Hilder’s is the romance of colour, and for him the eye is sole and final arbiter. His method was one of elimination. Like Cotman, [British watercolourist John Sell Cotman 1782-1842] he added nothing to nature, but he subtracted much ... within the limits of a few square inches of paper he is a master, commanding his vision with ease and delicacy, and, with a rare and individual mind, stating that vision in terms of originality and beauty".

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

Year
1911
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
66.2 x 99.1 cm sheet; 92.5 x 123.3 x 4.7 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., blue/grey watercolour, "J.J.HILDER/ 1911".
Credit
Purchased 1911
Accession number
14