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Three Warblers

Three warblers
from Zoology of New York
by James De Kay

John William Hill

1812-1879

Early in his career, John William Hill was a topographical artist, employed by the New York State Geological Survey and a New York City firm to draw views of many American cities. In later life he turned to "naturalism" and worked almost exclusively as a landscape painter. He also created some flower and bird studies.

Hill's drawings of birds for De Kay's Zoology of New York State were significant in that they represented the first time hand-colored lithographs were used to illustrate a state bird book.

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