Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 216 (Sale info: $250.00).
"b. New York. At the age of fifteen began the study of bank-note engraving under Peter Maverick. Afterward turned his attntion to painting. Elected member of the National Academy, 1851. Member of the American Art Union. " Casilear's pictures, when sent from the easel, are as harmonious as poems, and it is this perfect serenity in their handling which is so attractive to connoisseurs. - Art Journal. " Bringing the cows home. The first picture is a bright landscape by J.W. Casilear; a girl driving some cows along a path coming out of some woods. There is a very pleasing view down the pathway, in the shadow of the trees, the distance and atmospheric effect being well realized. - The Art Union, January, 1884." [P. 47.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; A.A.U.