John William Casilear
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One of the chain of lakes forming the eastern boundary of New York State's Adirondack Mountains, Lake George rapidly became a national symbol of the scenic grandeur of the United States and a favorite resort for landscape painters at midcentury. John William Casilear's quietly luminous painting depicts the view from the southern of head end of the lake looking toward the Tongue Mountain range, which forms the western entrance to the Narrows. At the far right is a hotel, indicating the early popularity of Lake George as a tourist destination.
Oil on canvas
37 5/8 x 60 in. (95.5 x 152.4 cm)
frame: 55 1/2 x 77 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (141 x 196.9 x 17.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "J.W.C. / 57."
Gift of The Roebling Society and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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John William Casilear (American, 1811-1893). Lake George, 1857. Oil on canvas, 37 5/8 x 60 in. (95.5 x 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 76.56 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.56_reference_SL1.jpg)
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