"Portrait of Colonel H. C. Weir-Agricola-1890" by J. Alden Weir
Portrait of Colonel H. C. Weir-Agricola-1890, Drypoint, 1890, Z.59, Ed. unknown, 7-15/16 x 5-15/16, signed J. Alden Weir in pencil by the artist, on thin antique buff laid paper, extensive rippling within image from the printing, a small loss to lower left margin corner. A superb early impression printed by the artist, showing clean wiping of the plate and trich velvety drypoint burr in the subject's face and shoulders. A deft and candid portrait showing Weir's great sensitivity and skill with drypoint. Ex-coll. descendants of Caroline Weir Ely Smith, the artist 's daughter.