1893 Map of Connecticut
Weir traveled constantly between his two rural properties in Connecticut and his home in New York City. He frequented both Connecticut locations at least annually, generally spending June and July in Branchville and August and September in Windham, although this pattern varied especially after 1899 when his professional successes and his second wife’s inheritance allowed him to no longer rely on teaching to support himself. After 1899 Weir spent up to six months a year in rural Connecticut.
J. Alden Weir, The Barns at Windham, c. 1905
Private Collection, Courtesy National Park Service,
Weir Farm National Historic Site
J. Alden Weir, New England Barnyard (Branchville), 1904
Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 24 1/3", Acquired 1920
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.