The Old Merchant
Name: The Old Merchant
Artist: Robert W Weir
a/k/a: Robed Scholar, Amerigo Vespucci
Format: Watercolor, pencil/paper
Location: Private Collection (2019)
Website ID: MERC2
Provenance: Continuously in possession of Weir descendants. Campbell Wei.
Auction Year: 1986
Irene Weir Book?
References: The Art Bulletin, September 1984, Volume LXVI Number 3, p474 footnote 47.
Notes: Gerdts refers to this as 'Robed Scholar', comparing the garb with The Microscope, and that the linen closet is the same as The Microscope and The Bailey Family at Fordham on Harlem. Art Bulletin says chair is used in Saint Nicholas, The Microscope, The Bailey Family at Fordham.