(Australia 23 Jul 1881–Apr 1916)
- Other titles:
- The dry lagoon
- 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
- pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper
- 66.2 x 99.1cm sheet; 92.5 x 123.3 x 4.7cm frame
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated l.r., blue/grey watercolour, "J.J.HILDER/ 1911".
- Purchased 1911
- Accession number