Bird's Nest and Dog Rose by John William Hill (1812-1879), son of a noted engraver. Hill was born in London and came to America as a young child. After an early career as a topographic artist for the New York State Geological Survey he cane under the influence of English aesthetician John Ruskin, creating exquisite plein air nature studies. Hill became America's leading artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Ten blank notecards (3 x 5 inches) and white envelopes in a decorative, acetate-topped box with text about the artist.