The Old Merchant (1848)
Name: The Old Merchant
Artist: Robert W Weir
a/k/a: Amerigo Vespucci
Year: 1848 (earliest: 1842 latest: 1848)
Format: Oil on canvas
Signed? R. W. Weir, 1848, lower right
Location: Private Collection (2019)
Website ID: MERC1
Provenance: Joseph Tuckerman, Esq., New York; [Sale] Doyle, New York, may, 5, 1999, lot 107; Private collection, MD
Condition: Condition Report: (i) Inpainting throughout to minimize the appearance of craquelure. The work has been relined.
(ii) There are a few repaired tears at the left side of the work each approximatley 1 1/2 inches in the lower and upper left corners and another at the left center edge. This work is framed with an archival matte and UF3 Plexiglass.
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Auction Price: $5,625
Auction Estimate: $8,000
Auction Year: 2019
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Notes: Listed in 1999 auction as 1842, 2019 auction as 1848.