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Collection George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
Title Ullswater Lake, Cumberland District, England
Object ID GWVS-1.23.23
Object Name Painting
Description William Wordsworth described Ullswater Lake in England's famous Lake District as "...the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the Lakes affords." Popular amoung artist, it was visited by such important painters as John Constable and J.M.W. Turner.

John William Casilear was born in New York but embarked on study trips to Europe twice during his career. His vision of the placid lake, bathed in a hazy yellow light, is softened by a harmonious color scheme. Despite tall mountains and vast sky, man and nature seem to have achieved unity within the painting: evidence by a single rowboat seen making its way across the water in the foreground.
Artist CASILEAR, John W.
Publisher's Seal x
Date 1867
Medium Oil on canvas
Credit line George Walter Vincent Smith Collection
On Exhibit Yes, Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts