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Marmion and DeWilton

Description

Based on Sir Walter Scott's novel, the two knights on horseback prepare to charge each other with lances on a moonlit night. Colors are muted, predominantly ochre and blue. Signed and dated. Reverse of stretcher bears the Metropolitan Museum of Art's label, listing title and provenance as Robert Weir (father of Emma Weir Casey, who married General Thomas Lincoln Casey, Sr., 1831-1896). Weir was an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy.

Details

Maker
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889 (Maker)
Date
1880
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Picture, Genre
People and organizations
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1831
Dimensions
39 1/4 x 46 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1973.31
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
25858

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