John Casilear (1811-1893)
Housatonic River Scene, Cornwall, Connecticut
Signed with monogram, dated lower right, 1860
Oil on canvas
Condition: (see full condition report)
Source: Litchfield Auction Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1989
Born in New York City, the artist trained with master engraver Peter Maverick before turning to landscape painting as a student and assistant to Asher Durand, one of the founders of the Hudson River School.
Casilear, highly regarded among his fellow painters including John Kensett and Sanford Gifford, joined his delicate draughtsmanship with his painterly skills in capturing the effects of air, light and mood in the landscape.
He was elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1851.
His paintings are included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Dimensions: 8” x 16”
Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 558