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Shepherd and Sheep
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Shepherd and Sheep


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Description This arcadian scene perhaps had a Christian message as a church spire is seen in the landscape in the backgroud. In common with other pre-Civil War images of the United States, America is depicted a kind of "promised land" of virtue. Part of the Hudson River School, Casilear was born in New York and trained with Asher B. Durand at a time when he was an engraver. By the middle 1850s he had entirely ceased his work as an engraver, in favor of painting full-time. He was elected a full member of the National Academy of Design in 1851, having been an associate member since 1831, and exhibited his works there for over fifty years.
Provenance Acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1850
Medium
pen, sepia and gray wash
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1952
Measurements
H: 3 11/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (9.3 x 13.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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