Arthur Hill RBA (active 1858-93)

The painter Arthur Hill is best-known for his pictures of scantily-clad or nude classical girls on marble verandahs. In this he was one of many followers of Alma Tadema, but with the emphasis towards the figure taken to the extent that the Classical setting is reduced to merely a marble wall or floor, with perhaps a Greek pot or a flower. He also painted landscapes and portraits. His life is obscure, but he certainly worked in Nottingham and London, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1864 to 1893.

Examples of Hill's work can be seen in the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth (Captive Andromeda, An Egyptian Water Carrier, The Enchanted Pool), and in America the Forbes Magazine Collection at one time held a work called After the Bath.

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