Kaaterskill Falls, New York (~1850)

Name:              Kaaterskill Falls, New York
Artist:            Robert W Weir
a/k/a:             Falls of the Kaaterskill
Year:              ~1850 
Format:            Oil on canvas
Size:              24.5x18.5
Signed?            R. W. Weir, lower left
Location:          Kennedy Galleries, New York (2002)
Website ID:        KAAT1
Estate #:          
Provenance:        In Kennedy Galleries, 1969. “Kennedy Galleries, New York. Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1996. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. EDGAR P. RICHARDSON, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA“
Condition:         Lined/ Surface is taut and has been compressed/flattened from relining--although retention of colors and details is generally good; fine craquelure throughout Under Ultra Violet: hard to see through dark pigments; there are scattered spots of inpainting, perhaps for craquelure fill-in
Auction Price:     $7,800
Auction Estimate:  $6,000
Auction Year:      2006
Exhibited?         American Art-Union 1850
Irene Weir Book?   
William Gerts?     p14
Ahrens Plate/Page? 7-8 158
References:        “Robert W. Weir of West Point” (1976) p16

Score:             5/10