Edwin Lord Weeks

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WEEKS Edwin Lord Street Vendor, Ahmedabad

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Edwin Lord Weeks - Outside The Indian Dye House

Edwin Lord Weeks - Outside The Indian Dye House

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Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Outside the Indian Dye House signed 'E. L. Weeks' (lower left) oil on canvas 21½ x 25½ in. (54.6 x 64.7 cm.) with The Jordan Volpe Gallery, New York. THE PROPERTY OF A LOS ANGELES COLLECTOR New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc., Edwin Lord Weeks: Visions of India, 31 October - 12 December, 2002. Although considered one of the foremost American Orientalist painters of the 19th century, very little is known about Week's personal life. He himself wrote and published long accounts of his travels through the Magreb, Asia Minor and India, but there are few records of his childhood or his early artistic training. The artist was born in Boston, and his young adult life was spent in and around the Massachusetts capital, and in 1872, Weeks traveled to Morocco, Egypt, The Holy Land and into Syria as far as Damascus. In 1874, Weeks and his wife moved to Paris where he applied for admission to the studio of Jean Léon Gérôme. While waiting to hear from Gérôme, Weeks began working with Leon Bonnat and when permission finally came from Gérôme, he decided to remain in Bonnat's studio, where he spent a year and a half. Weeks traveled through the Magreb and remained for a time in Morocco, and did not visit India until 1882. 'All my days were occupied in painting and my evenings in developing photos', he wrote from Benares in 1883. He probably took photos in order to precisely record architecture and background for his compositions. However, 'anyone who knows his sketches from India will see at once that movements of the figures is beyond the power of photography; only Weeks' skill and trained eye could capture the varied gestures and convincing movement in the street scenes he often depicted' (G. M. Ackerman, American Orientalists, Paris, 1994, p. 238). Outside the Indian Dye House clearly demonstrates the artist's ability to capture the essence of daily life in northern India. The viewer first feels the searing heat of an afternoon on the subcontinent. The blazing sun heightens the white robe and turban on the standing figure and is reflected off the coat of the horse and even the earthenware pots. Even the figure half in shadow is partially caught in the heat of the day despite his need to find shelter. The brilliant light also emphasizes the sumptuous fabrics: the pale blues and yellows of the gentleman on horseback, clearly coming to check on his order, the orange and pinks of the fabrics hanging outside the dye house, and the bright yellow turban of the figure seated beneath the canopy. The artist's aforementioned use of photography to capture the nuances of the architecture of the area is put to use in the precision of the rendition of the stonework above the three archways. The interaction of the figures is accomplished with the same virtuosity. With the simple gesture of a hand flung back to rest on the horse's rump, Weeks has portrayed a superiority and relaxed gentility in the figure. In the same way, the placement of one hand on a hip by the apparent owner of the dye house establishes his position. The workers squat or are seated in the archway, set apart from the interaction of the proprietor and his wealthy customer. In this way, Weeks creates a dynamic composition, full of the richness and nuances of life in northern India. We are grateful to Ellen K. Morris for confirming the authenticity of this painting, which will be included in her forthcoming Edwin Lord Weeks catalogue raisonné.
Edwin Lord Weeks - Landscape With A Figure On A Mule

Edwin Lord Weeks - Landscape With A Figure On A Mule

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Lot number: 28
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Lot 28 Edwin Lord Weeks American, 1849-1903 Landscape with a Figure on a Mule Oil on canvas 23 1/2 x 36 inches Provenance: Estate of the artist Minnie Weeks Goodwin Family, Berwick, ME Burton W. F. Trafton, Jr. Merwyn E. Bronson, Berwick, ME C Property of a Greenwich Village Collector Estimate $8,000-12,000 Wax relined. Scattered craquelure throughout. Frame rubbing. There is a 23 vertical line of inpaint in the canvas at the center left, another 23 inch vertical line of inpaint in the center, there is a 5 inch vertical line of inpaint in the sky at the upper right corner and some scattered touches in the sky and the trees. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Edwin Lord Weeks - Marchand De Chameaux Sortant De Tanger

Edwin Lord Weeks - Marchand De Chameaux Sortant De Tanger

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Lot number: 309
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Edwin LORD WEEKS (1849-1903) ÉCOLE AMÉRICAINE MARCHAND DE CHAMEAUX SORTANT DE TANGER Huile sur toile, signée «E. L. Weeks Tanger (18)78» en bas à gauche 33 x 60 cm Bibliographie: F. D. Millet et T. E. Kirby «Catalog of very important Finished Pictures by the late Edwin Lord Weeks», American Art Galleries, New York, 15/03 au 17/03/1905 G. M. Ackerman, «Les Orientalistes de l'Ecole Américaine», acr, 1994, pp. 234 à 257 L. Thornton, «Les Orientalistes peintres voyageurs», acr 2001, p. 295
Edwin Lord Weeks - Street Vendor, Ahmedabad

Edwin Lord Weeks - Street Vendor, Ahmedabad

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Lot number: 78
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Lot Description Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Street vendor, Ahmedabad signed 'E.L. Weeks' and stamped with the artist's Moghal device (lower left) oil on canvas 18¼ x 13¼ in. (46.5 x 33.5 cm.) Painted circa 1894. Provenance Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 27 September 2001, lot 88. Pre-Lot Text VARIOUS PROPERTIES Literature E.L.Weeks, From the Black Sea through Persia and India, New York, 1896, p. 331. View Lot Notes > Ahmedabad and its architecture made a profound impression on the artist. He wrote: 'The deeply recessed lower story forming a veranda, and the wooden pillars with elaborately wrought consols supporting the upper stories or balconies; the whole facade is often covered with a wealth of carving, painted with tints which are rather gaudy when new, but which are exquisitely beautiful when half effaced and weather-worn... The doors of these housed, although massive and heavy, both in appearance and actual weight, are often exceedingly interesting and of great artistic beauty' (Weeks, op. cit., p. 330).
Edwin Lord Weeks - Horsemen Waiting At The Gateway

Edwin Lord Weeks - Horsemen Waiting At The Gateway

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Lot number: 122
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Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Horsemen waiting at the gateway signed indistinctly, dated and inscribed 'E.L. Weeks 1880/Salle-Paris' (lower left) oil on canvas 35 x 27 1/2in (88.9 x 69.9cm) PROVENANCE: Sale, Christie's, New York, 26 January, 2011, lot 249. Dr. Ellen K. Morris has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this painting, which will be included in the forthcoming Weeks catalogue raisonné.
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