Artist: Thomas Hill | 1829-1908
Title: Yosemite Valley
Signed l/r: T Hill. 1880
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 36 by 54 inches
Provenance Private collection, circa 1960 By descent to the present owner
Condition details: This painting is in good condition. Close inspection with the unaided eye reveals signs of restored craquelure. The work has been relined and the pigments are stable. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a large amount of over painting throughout the blue sky and clouds portion of this painting. There is more recent inpainting near the waterfall in along the top edges of the canyon walls. The following areas of reveal recent inpainting when viewed under UV light: In the lower left, approximately 3 inches from the left along the very bottom edge, approximately 1 by 1 Â½ inches, the lower right, 4 inches from the right along the lower edge, approximately 1 by 1 inch, near the waterfall, 14 inches from the right, 18 inches from the bottom, approximately 1 Â½ by Â¾ inches, an area 7 inches from the right, 18 inches from the bottom, approximately Â½ by Â½ inches, an area 14 inches from the right, and an area 5 inches from the top edge, approximately 1 inch in diameter. This work is framed in a very ornate compo frame. The frame is in good condition with little wear. Brass plate: Yosemite Valley, Thomas Hill 1829-1908.