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At the age of twenty-one, with the help of patrons John Delafield of New York and Henry Carey of Philadelphia, Weir set sail for Livorno, Italy, on December 15, 1824. He stayed first in Florence for a year, studying briefly with Pietro Benvenuti, one of Italy’s leading neoclassical painters....

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Provenance

Before 1973, private collection, Chicago; about 1973, with Renee Andre, Phoenix, Ariz.; 1993, sold by Renee Andre to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 24, 1993)

Credit Line

Emily L. Ainsley Fund

about 1830

Dimensions

33.02 x 50.8 cm (13 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

1993.71

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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