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Painting of Bridal Veil Falls by Thomas Hill

Painting of Bridal Veil Falls by Thomas Hill

Artist
Thomas Hill
Date of Work
1895
Medium
Painting
Type
Landscape
Credit
White House Collection/White House Historical Association

Painting of Bridal Veil Falls by Thomas Hill

This landscape is by painter Thomas Hill, who was among a group of artists known for their images of the unexplored western frontier. The painting is of Bridalveil Fall (referred to by Hill as Bridal Veil Falls), a waterfall in what is now Yosemite National Park in California. Despite the painting's title the landscape is expansive, with Bridalveil Fall far-off in the distance. In the foreground is a riverbank that leads to a small creek, likely Bridalveil Creek, where the waterfall runs to. A fisherman stands at center, casting a line. Born in Britain, Hill's family emigrated to the United States when he was in his teens. Hill moved to San Francisco later in life and is known for vivid paintings of California such as this one. Three of Hill's Yosemite paintings are in the White House Collection.

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