An image of Timber getters

J J Hilder

(Australia 23 Jul 1881 – Apr 1916)

Timber getters

Location
Not on display
Further information

The vogue for watercolours and the sustained public interest in national landscape collide happily in the work of J. J. Hilder. Queensland-born, he was essentially self-taught in the watercolour medium, which he commanded with an authority equalled only by Hans Heysen and Blamire Young. Timber getters takes its cues from the Heidelberg School, Sydney Long and the English aesthetic movement, with Hilder supplying his signature touch of atmospheric fluidity. The image coheres for the viewer from pools of pure colour. Hilder's early death from tuberculosis robbed Australian art of a unique sensibility, though a substantial body of his work survives.

Year
1910
Media
Watercolour
Medium
pencil, watercolour on ivory wove paper
Dimensions
22.2 x 27.5 cm sheet; 47.0 x 49.5 x 2.3 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., watercolour "J.J. HILDER/ 1910".
Credit
Gift of Howard Hinton 1917
Accession number
89