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Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division
Upcoming Auction - Winter 2016
Highlights in the Upcoming Auction
Weathervane By J. Howard
Extremely Rare & Important Horse & Rider Weathervane By J. Howard & Co.
  Paul Manship Bronze Indian Hunter
Extremely Rare & Important Paul Manship Bronze Indian Hunter & His Dog, Circa 1926 (21" H)

What's It Worth

What's it worth.
Benjamin Champney, Panoramic View of the White Mountains, NH (est. $15,000-20,000) Sold for $21,330

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What's it worth.

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White Mountain Art and Artists Including Edward Hill By William A. Gage, Department Head
White Mountain art is considered not a school but a body of work by over 400 artists who painted in and around the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Thomas Cole, Alvan Fisher and Thomas Doughty were some of the earliest artists drawn to this area. They saw and liked the untamed wilderness that the region portrayed. Later in the 19th century came a cadre of Boston artists such as Benjamin Champney, Alfred Ordway, Samuel Griggs and Samuel Gerry who carried the region's scenic wonders to an eager Boston clientele. It wasn't until the railroad came to the area that tourism flourished and people wanted visions of their adventures on their walls.

Benjamin Champney
Benjamin Champney (American, 1817- 1907) Saco River, North Conway (example of Champney's Work)
Benjamin Champney was one of the best known and prolific artists of the area. He resided in North Conway, NH at the heart of the White Mountains where he was instrumental in making his town a "go to"

 Edward Hill
Edward Hill (American, 1843-1923) Panoramic View Of The Mount Washington (Included in February Auction)

destination for artists traveling to the region. Another well-known White Mountain artist was Edward Hill who was born in England and came to America as a child in 1844. His brother Thomas Hill (1829-1908) was a more well-known artist but his studio was in California. In his early career Edward worked as a furniture painter at Heywood Brothers & Company in Gardiner, MA. After leaving Gardiner he was the artist-in-residence at the Profile House in Franconia Notch, New Hampshire for 15 years beginning in the 1870s.

There in his studio he displayed his works of the local scenes and sold them to Hotel guests.

Hill was a prolific artist and painted every aspect of White Mountain landscape. Subject matter included Profile Lake, the Old Man of the Mountain, Echo Lake, Eagle Cliff, the Flume, Mount Washington, and the Presidential Range. His works show topographically accurate depictions of the Presidential range which was at the core of his finest work. James D. Julia Auctions is pleased to have in their upcoming February auction an outstanding work showing Mount Washington, the Profile House, Echo Lake and Franconia Notch by Edward Hill.

Samuel W Griggs
Samuel W Griggs (American, 1827-1898) Grand Manan (Included in February Auction)

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Bill Gage, Department Head, Joshua Chamberlain, our Asian Consultant and Allyson Lee, our Fine Art Consultant, are available to accept consignments for the upcoming summer auction at our Woburn, MA location. Please call for an appointment.

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Auctioneer: James D. Julia | Lic#: ME:AR83 | MA: AU1406 | NH: 2511