Samuel Hill (c. 1765-c. 1809) was an engraver who worked in Boston, Massachusetts, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His engravings were published in the Massachusetts Magazine; [1 ] Defoe's New Robinson Crusoe (1790); Lavatar's Essays on Physiognomy (1794); American Universal Geography (1796); (1797). Hill's subjects extended from maps to literary illustrations to landscapes; Cook's Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean portrait subjects included [2 ] James Bowdoin, Rev. John Murray of Newburyport, Massachusetts, [3 ] and Elizabeth White (d. 1798). [4 ] Examples of Hill's work can be found in the [5 ] American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Scholars continue debating the precise dates of Hill's birth and death. Suggested candidates for Hill's lifespan: born July 27, 1750, "probably the son of Alexander and Thankful Hill";
1765–1809; [6 ] and 1766?–1804. [7 ] [8 ]
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"Samuel Hill (1765–1809)". Through American eyes. Huntington, W. Va.: Huntington Museum of Art. 2003.
"Hill, Samuel". Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American painters, sculptors & engravers.
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