William Frederick Hulk (1852-1922) was a Dutch-born English landscape artist. He was taught to paint by his father and went on to exhibit works at the Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He lived in Guildford and specialized in paintings of the surrounding Surrey countryside, especially those of cattle.
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Framed intaglio print of the piece "In Meadows Cool" by artist William Frederick Hulk. The original piece was painted in colourful oils, and was reproduced here in black and white in the photogravure style of engraving. We see a flooded meadow of tall grass and flowers, with the horizon at about the center of the image. Cows of varying patterns lay or stand in the meadow, some drinking from large puddles. We see a copse of trees in the center of the image, and another at the far left side. The artist's signature, W.F. Hulk, is in the lower left corner. The image has a wide, white or cream-coloured border, which bears the piece's title, and the text "W.F. Hulk pinxt [from Latin pinxit, he painted], No.1463. Copyright Published by S. Hildesheimer & Co. Ltd., London & Manchester." Displayed in a wooden frame and overlaid with glass. The inner border of the frame is coated in gold leaf. The wood of the frame is stained a dark brown. Some paper backing remains along the wood of the frame. The contents of the frame are held in place by three thin pieces of wood and square nails. Wire hangs across the back of the frame.
Paper, wood, glass
Print in poor condition - extensive water damage, unknown substances, and general discolouration. Gold leaf cracking. Front of frame scrached, generally scuffed. Paper backing mostly missing, water damaged. Pieces of wood on back of frame unstable, shed flakes or splinters.
Siegmund Hildesheimer (1832–1896) was a German-born English printmaker and publisher. He founded his company, S. Hildesheimer & Co., in Manchester, and later was able to open a branch in London. S. Hildesheimer & Co. specialized in lithographic postcards and greeting cards.