The Microscope (1849)

Name:              The Microscope
Artist:            Robert W Weir
a/k/a:             An Old Philosopher showing the Microscope to two Boys
Year:              1849 
Format:            Oil on canvas
Size:              30x40
Signed?            Robt. W. Weir/1849, lower center
Location:          Yale University Art Gallery (2011)
Website ID:        MICR1
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Provenance:        Yale University Art Gallery, John Hill Morgan and Olive Louise Dann Funds. A. M. Cozzens, Esq. In 1871 (per Tuckerman 1871).
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Exhibited?         Weir Family 2011
Tuckerman?         Yes
Irene Weir Book?   
William Gerts?     p20
Ahrens Plate/Page? 3-26 31,51,59,63,64,171
References:        The Weir Family, 1820-1920 (Marian Wardle, 2011) p.47,p.112
Medicine in American Art, American Journal of Roentgenology, January 2014. Notes: Pictured is Jacob Whitman Bailey, Professor of Chemistry at West Point URL: Score: 5/10 Images: