Round Tower, Castle of Munoth, Schafhausen, Switzerland

John William Casilear1842

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

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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  • Title: Round Tower, Castle of Munoth, Schafhausen, Switzerland
  • Creator: John William Casilear (American, 1811-1893)
  • Date Created: 1842
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 30.4 x 19.8 cm (11 15/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1975.19
  • Medium: graphite and orange and yellow crayon, with traces of black and white paint
  • Inscriptions: by artist, lower right, in graphite: Round Tower taken from the top of the Castle of Munoth. Schafhausen Augst 18" 1842 ; verso, by unknown hand, upper left, in blue ink: 9E[illegible][crossed out in graphite] no 3 ; different hand, upper left, in graphite: swiss / 50
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: America, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John C. Newington
  • Collection: DR - American 19th Century
  • Accession Number: 1975.19

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