Jan 19, 2009

Round Tower, Castle of Munoth, Schafhausen, Switzerland

Round Tower, Castle of Munoth, Schafhausen, Switzerland


John William Casilear

(American, 1811-1893)

Graphite and orange and yellow crayon, with traces of black and white paint

Support: Gray wove paper

Sheet: 30.4 x 19.8 cm (11 15/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John C. Newington 1975.19



Casilear began his career as an engraver but shifted to landscape painting at the suggestion of his friend, the painter Asher B. Durand (1796–1866). He made this drawing while traveling in Europe with Durand and another New York landscape painter, John Frederick Kensett (1816–1872).

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