Edwin Lord Weeks

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WEEKS Edwin Lord Horses At The Ford - Persia

Sotheby's /May 9, 2014
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Edwin Lord Weeks - A Perfumer's Shop, Bombay

Edwin Lord Weeks - A Perfumer's Shop, Bombay

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Lot number: 11
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Edwin Lord Weeks 1849 - 1903 AMERICAN A PERFUMER'S SHOP, BOMBAY signed E.L. Weeks lower left oil on canvas 65 by 55cm., 25½ by 21½in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Authentication This painting will be included in the Weeks catalogue raisonné being prepared by Dr. Ellen K. Morris. Provenance Kennedy Galleries, New York Painted circa 1890, this highly polished work originates from an in situ study measuring 26 by 20cm exhibited in 1895 at the Empire of India Exhibition (no. 3), London. Weeks executed a number of studies of shop fronts in Bombay and Ahmedabad in the late 1880s, which he worked up as finished paintings in his Paris studio later on. This exceptional painting of a perfumer’’s shop is an outstanding example for its glistening blue & white Chinese vases, masterly studies in porcelain reflections, and the superb rendition of a bejeweled Nautch dancer wrapped in gold sampling a tiny vase of perfume. The seated figure to the left is an Afghan identified by Weeks in what he termed an 'immense red turban'. The canvas has been relined. Under ultra-violet light the old varnish fluoresces unevenly in some areas making the surface somewhat difficult to read, however only some very minor signs of retouching are clearly visible, notably a number of spots in the background in the upper-right quadrant. This work is in good condition and ready to hang. Presented in a substantial gilt decorative frame. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Edwin Lord Weeks - The Market In Ahmadabad, India

Edwin Lord Weeks - The Market In Ahmadabad, India

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Edwin Lord Weeks 1849 - 1903 AMERICAN THE MARKET IN AHMADABAD, INDIA signed E. L. Weeks and inscribed Ahmadabad. (lower right) oil on canvas 18 1/4 by 21 3/4 in. 46.4 by 55.2 cm Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Authentication This painting will be included in the Weeks catalogue raisonné under preparation by Dr. Ellen K. Morris. A Letter of Authentication by Dr. Morris accompanies the painting. Literature D. Doge Thompson, "Edwin Lord Weeks: American Painter of India," Antiques, vol. CXXVIII, no. 2, August 1985, p. 249, fig. 2 (illustration of the painting within a photograph of the artist's studio) Weeks completed this work in situ, probably in the 1880s.
Edwin Lord Weeks - A Moorish Girl In Yellow

Edwin Lord Weeks - A Moorish Girl In Yellow

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Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) A Moorish girl in yellow artist's estate sale stencil on reverse oil on canvas, mounted to board by the artist 21 1/4 x 13 1/4in (54 x 33.6cm) Footnotes Provenance Artist's estate sale, New York, 15 -17 March 1905, lot 165. This oil study was executed in situ in North Africa probably in the late 1870s. It was included in the artist's estate sale in New York, where it sold for $22.50. Given what is known of Weeks' working method, this study was executed for the purpose of incorporating the figure and/or costume into a later studio composition, however a specific use of the subject figure has not yet been identified. We are grateful to Ellen K. Morris for confirming the authenticity of the work and for providing cataloguing information. Moorish girl in yellow will be included in Dr. Morris' forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.
Edwin Lord Weeks - Horses At The Ford - Persia

Edwin Lord Weeks - Horses At The Ford - Persia

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Lot number: 30
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Sale, American Art Association, “Very Important Finished Pictures, Studies, Sketches and Original Drawings by the Late Edwin Lord Weeks to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of his widow,” New York, March 15-17, 1905, lot 265 Henry D. G. Rohlfs, Brooklyn (acquired from the above) Orr's Gallery, San Diego (as The Rug Sellers, according to a label on the reverse) Acquired from the above, 1972 Charlotte, Mint Museum, Spectacle of Realism, An Exhibition of 19th Century European and American Paintings, April 15 - May 17, 1970, no. 51, illustrated (as On the Way to Market) PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MERYAM DEL BURGO-PICKARD, CALIFORNIA Edwin Lord Weeks AMERICAN 1849 - 1903 HORSES AT THE FORD - PERSIA signed E.L. Weeks (lower right) oil on canvas 35 3/8 by 61 7/8 in. 90 by 157 cm This painting has an old lining, and has not been recently cleaned or restored. The painting does not appear to be dirty and the colors are clean and bright. The surface shows finely patterned craquelure in isolated areas in the composition and vertical craquelure along the bottom, which may benefit from consolidation. Under UV, there is a brushed area of "touch-up" in the upper left area of sky, and minor brushed re-enforcements in the background and behind the figures. Old varnish fluoresces green unevenly throughout.
Edwin Lord Weeks - A View Of Jerusalem

Edwin Lord Weeks - A View Of Jerusalem

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Lot number: 66
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Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) A view of Jerusalem signed 'Edward L. Weeks' (lower left) oil on canvas 39 x 60in (99 x 152.4cm) Footnotes PROVENANCE: With Noyes & Blakeslee Gallery, Boston (label now lost) EXHIBITED: possibly Boston, Noyes & Blakeslee Gallery, Exhibition and Sale of Pictures by E.L. Weeks , 19-20 February 1878, but may have been exhibited earlier in the 1870s Considered one of the most important American orientalist painters, Edwin Lord Weeks traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa and as far as India. A native of Boston and son of wealthy spice and tea merchants, Weeks was able to indulge his interest in painting and travel early on. In 1871, together with the illustrator A.P. Close, he traveled to Egypt, the Holy Land and Syria, as documented by his sketch books. This trip seems to have been influential in the nascent career of the young orientalist painter, a direction that had been noted with interest by Boston newspapers upon his return home. A view of Jerusalem is a dramatic rendition of the setting of the Holy City and one of the most important paintings of Weeks's early career. In a typically panoramic fashion, Weeks shows us Jerusalem all at once, focusing the eye on the Temple Mount, with the lead-covered dome of the Dome of the Rock, surrounded by the intricately detailed city surmounting and crowning the rugged landscape at the crest of the plateau. The scene depicts local Arab men and women encamped under the giant cypress trees, clustered to the middle left of the rocky earthen forms and grassy outcroppings, the animals and desolate brown berms sculpted into irregular hillocks. It is an ambitious attempt by a young artist to portray the complex interlocked architecture accumulated over thousands of years. Despite the obvious talent at even this initial stage of his career, Weeks' draftsmanship and handling of perspective and detail are not yet at the level they would become by the end of the 1870s. The overarching sky is handled with great drama in the collection of giant cumulus clouds against an expansive cobalt atmosphere, characteristics which appear less frequently in his later work. The Arab figures with their colorful costumes and their animals are still a bit stiffly drawn, as might as well be expected of a young artist yet to embark on his formal artistic training in Paris. Indeed, it is this slightly unsophisticated formal expression that enables us to recognize this painting as executed in the early 1870s, rather than later. In sum, this early work by Weeks is an impressive achievement and a relatively polished work, given the nascent stage of the artist's early career in which it was executed. The present painting will be included in the Weeks catalogue raisonné under preparation by Dr. Ellen K. Morris. We are grateful to Dr. Morris for contributing to the catalogue entry. A letter of authentication by Dr. Morris accompanies the painting.
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