"Easter Morning" by Robert Walter Weir



Born in New York City in 1803.  He studied in Italy from 1824-1827 with Pietro Benvenuti. He worked at US Military Academy and was there with Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and James Whistler in 1834. He is a very famous academic painter and is very well known for his religious scenes, which were largely done when religious depictions were not as popular.