Robed Man in an Archway

In the early nineteenth century, Robert Walter Weir was considered one of this country’s preeminent painters. Weir was so highly regarded that he was among five artists selected by Congress to create historical paintings for the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. The resulting picture, Embarkation of the Pilgrims, became Weir’s best-known work. In 1834, Weir […]