Robert Weir

Artist's Biography

West Point

Water color on paper tipped onto heaver paper. c.1860
Paper size 2 11/16 x 3 11/16" (6.8 x 9.4 cm)
Good condition save for some soft foxmarks
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95811
Price: $1,975.00
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Signed and titled in pencil. Robert Walter Weir (June 18, 1803 – May 1, 1889) was an American artist and educator. He is considered a painter of the Hudson River School Weir was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1829, and in 1834 instructor of drawing (later professor) at the United States Military Academy. Among his notable students at West Point were James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Seth Eastman. His best-known works are Embarkation of the Pilgrims (in the United States Capitol rotunda at Washington, D.C.) and Landing of Hendrik Hudson. One notable event that happened to him as a young man while sketching at the American Academy of the Fine Arts in New York. The artist John Trumbull, who headed the academy, advised Weir to “give up painting and take to making shoes.”Framed to museum quality standards. Framed in a 1" silver lacquer molding, Acid free mat and back and glazed with "Tru Vue" museum glass. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Drawings, Watercolors & Paintings