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    Thomas Hill (American, 1829-1908)
    Yosemite
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 45-1/2 inches (76.2 x 115.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: T. Hill

    PROPERTY FROM THE WEIDER HEALTH AND FITNESS COLLECTION

    PROVENANCE:
    Mr. and Mrs. James D. MacNeil;
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, gift from the above, December 1, 1982;
    Sotheby's, New York, December 5, 1985, lot 76;
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.

    EXHIBITED:
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 1979-1985.


    More information about Thomas Hill, also known as Hill, Thomas, Thomas Hill.

    Condition Report*: We would like to thank Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., New York for the below condition report: This work has not been recently restored. The condition is uneven. While the foreground and darker colors of the picture are in reasonably good condition, the distance and valley in the center of the work are in less good condition. There is an uneven quality to the paint layer in the large mountains on the left, which has given rise to some small retouches. There are similar rather numerous dots of retouching in the sky and valley. There is also a large consistent band of restoration beginning in the center of the valley running vertically to the center of the sky which measures about four inches wide at its broadest point.  Although this restoration is crudely applied, it does seem to address what is probably fairly extensive paint loss or even a structural damage. There is no question that this is an important picture, and much of it seems to be in very respectable condition despite the retouches. Proper considerate restoration would make a noticeable difference. Framed Dimensions 45 X 61 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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