Landscape: View on Catskill Creek, John William Hill
Watercolor and gouache; roughly 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the “Download” or “Enlarge” links under the image on their site.
British-American artist John William Hill was noted for his scientific illustrations of birds and other animals, as well as his landscape and still life subjects.
I like the way his rhythmic strokes of color give his depictions of foliage both texture and a sense of movement. He’s also given the rocks a surprising degree of solidity and texture considering their economical notation.
There appears to be a small animal to the left of the figures (images above, third down), but I’m uncertain what it is.