Cole's Circle


Wall, William Guy (1792-1864)

Irish-born landscapist who moved to New York in 1818 and painted the Hudson River Valley during the summer of 1820. Engravings after Wall's topographical watercolors were featured in John Hill's Hudson River Portfolio, one of the first collections of American landscape views. After the book's publication, Wall continued to split his time between Ireland and New York and was one of the founding members of the National Academy of Design.