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by John William Casilear (1811–1893)
Oil on canvas
8 x 15⅛ inches




Richard M. Plusch Antiques, North Conway, New Hampshire

Private collection, Bethesda, Maryland, acquired from above, 1986

Artist Biography

Famed Hudson River School Painter and American Banknote Engraver

By Margarita Karasoulas

A prominent member of the second generation of the Hudson River School, Casilear was celebrated among his contemporaries for his serene, light-infused images of nature.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes

I. Biography

Born in 1811 in New York City, John W. Casilear was an accomplished engraver and painter during his lifetime. Little is known about his childhood except that he received a substantial

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