Paris - May 1902
Paris, May 6, 1902
John Ferguson Weir, while abroad in Europe, to his brother Julian Alden Weir:
I look forward to hearing of your going to Branchville and all that that implies. Don’t get too much involved in affairs—keep the paints and make that business the conspicuous first. I fancy you coming along the road with a six foot canvas over your back and the old fresh glow of enthusiasm over a good day’s work… No glories here equal—or quite equal the glory of a fine day at Branchville when we have come in for a fine dinner after good day’s work: that marks the high watermark of joy and happiness. Goodbye, old boy—I again look out the window to waft a zephyr toward you…
Did You Know?
Painter Julian Alden Weir wanted to build a rural retreat in the Keene Valley area of the Adirondacks, but decided instead that his farm in Branchville, Connecticut, now preserved as Weir Farm National Historic Site, would make a more suitable home for his family.