Columbus Before the Council at Salamanca (1877)

Name:              Columbus Before the Council at Salamanca
Artist:            Robert W Weir
Year:              1877 
Format:            Oil on panel
Size:              8.785x12
Signed?            Robt. W. Weir, 1877, lower right
Website ID:        COLU2
Estate #:          874
Provenance:        By inheritance, through the family of the artist; purchased from a descendant by the present owner. At Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, in 1995.
Condition:         Does have some slight crackle visible only upon close inspection. Otherwise it is in very fine condition. Blacklight reveals no damage or repairs. Frame has some small losses and minor abrasion, but overall is in fine shape. 
Auction Price:     $16,450
Auction Estimate:  $7,500
Auction Year:      2010
Exhibited?         1878 NAD #536
Irene Weir Book?   p116, p140, p146
William Gerts?     p18
Ahrens Plate/Page?  71
References:        1877 New York Evening Post, West Point Academy Death Notice. The American Cyclopaedia Vol 16. Rave Reviews (National Academy of Design, 2000) p18.

Score:             5/10