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Född 1750 10/7 i Västmanland.
Kartgravör. Handelsman.Elev av kartgravören Anders Åkerman i Uppsala vid mitten av 1770-talet. Student vid universitetet därstädes 1776. Var sedermera verksam som handelsman i Uppsala.
Bland arbeten.
A. ÅKERMAN, Atlas juvenilis, 2:a uppl., u. o. [1774]: karta över Finland och karta över Palestina. G. WALLIN d. y., Gothländske samlingar, II, Göteborg 1776: karta över Gotland.

Hultmark, 1944.


American engraver with Delleker. James H. Young har också graverat en världskarta "The World on a Globular Projection..." av D. H. Vance som kom ut i Philadelphia c:a 1830. Kartan är känd i bara två exemplar, ett finns hos Cornell University i staten New York och ett fanns hos VÖBAM i Stockholm, numera hos Library of Congress.
Bland arbeten.
Varle's United States, 1817. Finley's North America, 1826. Indiana 1834, Carolinas 1835, Virginia, 1837. Mitchell's National Map of American Republic, 1846. Kentucky, 1850. The World on a Globular Projection...

Tooley. RdeT.


Stor familj av konstnärer och tryckare verksamma i Augsburg. Johann Balthasar Probst 1504 - 1570. Georg Balthasar Probst 1673 - 1748. Johann Friedrich Probst 1719 - 1781. Jean Michel Probst 28/8 1721 - 1/8 1771. Georg Balthasar Probst 1732 - 1801. Johann Michael Probst d.y. 1757 - 1809.

Amiral Häggs flaggkarta. - Stockholm 1888.

Silfvercrantz - C. H. Tersmeden ca 1900.

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Biografiska uppgifter:(1812–1879) was a British born American artist working in watercolor, gouache, lithography, and engraving.
Hill's work focussed primarily upon natural subjects including landscapes, still lifes, and ornithological and zoological subjects. In the 1850s, influenced by John Ruskin and Hill's association with American followers of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his attention turned from technical illustration toward still life and landscape. Hill was the son of British aquatint engraver John Hill. He emigrated with his parents from London to the United States in 1819, initially living in Philadelphia. In 1822 the family moved to New York, where Hill apprenticed in aquatint engraving in his father's shop. In 1838 Hill married Catherine Smith - their children included the astronomer George William Hill and the painter John Henry Hill. In watercolor and aquatint engravings, Hill employed a stipple technique, building up planes of softly gradated colors made of tiny brushstrokes–a process commonly seen in painted miniatures. Applied to a larger scale on canvas the result was a form of objective realism in contrast with more common romanticized works of mid-19th century American painting. In 1829, at the age of 17, Hill began exhibiting watercolors and engravings produced in his father's studio at the Brooklyn Art Association and the National Academy of Design. In 1833, at the age of 21, Hill was elected to associate membership in the National Academy of Design. In his early 20s Hill began work for the New York State Geological Survey, first creating a series of topographic studies and overhead views of principle American cities and towns. This work was distinct for its accuracy of arial perspective and recording minute architectural detail. These portraits of urban settlement required frequent travel to observe, sketch, and map before creating finished watercolor studies. The completed watercolors were then recreated as color lithographic art and published by the Smith Brothers, a New York City publisher. Hill's work with the New York State Geological Survey continued later with his illustration of James Ellsworth De Kay's Zoology of New York State, or; The New-York Fauna. Part II, Birds published in 1844. Like John James Audubon's bird portraits, Hill's were painted with an objective eye, documenting accurate anatomy and colors, and capturing the animal's natural countenance. While in his early 40s Hill read John Ruskin's Modern Painters, and became fascinated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The Pre-Raphaelite movement's combination of realism with increased emotional content appealed to Hill. Hill championed Pre-Raphaelite painting methods in the United States, but was less fascinated with their ideals. in 1863, with art critic Clarence Cook, geologist Clarence King, and architect Russell Sturgis, Hill helped to found the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. For the remainder of Hill's life he focussed upon landscapes, mostly of the mountainous areas of New England and New York state. Hill's paintings and engravings are found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, Fogg Museum, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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