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A Balcony; Boats at Anchor

August 20, 1842
John William Casilear (American, 1811–1893)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 106


Sheet: 19.7 x 30.3 cm (7 3/4 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite heightened with white; the boats touched with colored crayons and green watercolor, on pale gray paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Left: a study of a Gothic window and balcony; right: two sail boats.


Inscribed below: Basle August 20th 1842
Verso, annotated in pen and blue ink: Swiss no 5


Grace Casilear Burr, granddaughter of the artist; gift of Maxim Karolik for the proposed M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints, 1800-1875, November 13, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875