Robert Weir

Artist's Biography

Winfield Scott.

Stipple engraving, 1860.
Image size 12 x 9 1/.2" (30.3 x 24.2 cm) plus wide margins
Good condition save for soft crease in left margin.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 91543
Price: $375.00
Publisher : Published by J. Mc Clure, New York.
Engraved by T.P. Barlow from the Painting by Prof. R.W. Weir, West Point, New York. Printed by T. Brooker. Published by J. McClure, New York. January, 1860. A handsome portrait of General Scott in uniform. The original painting was painted in 1855 by Robert Walter Weir. Scott was known as“Grand Old Man of the Army,” and “Old Fuss and Feathers.” Over the course of his 53-year career, he commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican–American War, the Second Seminole War, and, even the American Civil War. He applied for active duty at the onset of the Civil War by Lincoln initially turned him down. He is credited with conceiving the Union strategy known as the Anaconda Plan that was used to defeat the Confederacy. He served as Commanding General of the United States Army for twenty years, longer than any other holder of the office.Printed Chine-colle. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits