The Rest (1900). John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926). Oil on canvas. Model is Weir’s daughter Edith.
Weir was the Director of the Yale University School of Fine Arts. He was employed by Yale from 1869 to 1913, and developed a distinguished reputation as a teacher and administrator. “As the first professional art school to be established on an American campus, its ambitious program, modeled on that of the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, made it a leader in American art education.”