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Copy of J. Alden Weir's Portrait of Albert Pinkham Ryder 
Commissioned by Emil Carlsen

National Park Service
Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

Weir shared his love of Windham as well as the many comforts of his Windham home with several close friends who were prominent American painters. Albert Pinkham Ryder, who had his own room at Weir’s Branchville house, also visited Windham. Ryder and Weir first became friends around 1870 when both were enrolled at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Weir invited the reclusive painter to Windham in September 1903.

Dorothy Weir Young

Visiting Artists