Hill was born in England and moved with his family to Boston shortly after. Though ultimately less well known than his older brother Thomas Hill (1829-1908), Edward was a productive painter in oil and watercolor for more than sixty years, producing images of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, southern genre scenes, still-life paintings, portraits, American Indian pictures, and western views.The piece is signed “E Hill” lower left and in overall excellent condition; black light reveals minor inpainting along top edge. Overall size: 15 1/2 x 26 5/8 in.wide. Sight size: 9 3/4 in. x 20 3/4 in. wide.