Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), ""Arab Beggar"", Original oil painting

Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), ""Arab Beggar"", Original oil painting

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Description: Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), ""Arab Beggar"", Original painting, 17""x14"", oil on canvas, framed. Signed and dated by the artist lower left: E.L. Weeks, Tanger 1876. -- Born in Newtonville, near Boston, Massachusetts, Edwin Lord Weeks was a painter, illustrator, and author, educated in Boston and Newton. In 1869, he began the first of many travels with a sketching trip to Florida. That same year he visited Surinam and other places in South America. On his return to Boston, he painted history pictures and landscapes, which his friend Samuel G.W. Benjamin (1837–1914) described as “pleasing woodland scenes.” Between 1869 or 1870 and 1871, Weeks studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) and also in the atelier of Léon Bonnat (1834–1922). Perhaps inspired by Gérôme’s exotic subjects, he traveled in North Africa, the Middle East, and Spain, accompanied for part of the trip by another artist, A.P. Close, who died in Beirut. In 1871, Weeks returned to Newtonville, where he opened a studio and married Frances Rollins Hale of Rollinsford, New Hampshire. The following year the couple joined the Scottish painter Robert Gavin (1827–1883) for a trip to the Mediterranean and Morocco. Although little is known about Weeks’s activities between 1872 and 1878, it is thought that he spent a good deal of time in Morocco. He also seems to have returned to Boston during this period, for in 1874 he was mentioned as having a studio decorated in the oriental manner there, and in 1876 he exhibited at the Boston Art Club. It was probably at this time that he prepared the illustrations that appear in C.J. Maynard’s The Naturalist’s Guide in Collecting and Preserving Objects of Natural History, with a Complete Catalogue of the Birds of Eastern Massachusetts (1877), which was published in Salem. Weeks returned to Paris by 1880 and spent the remainder of his career as an expatriate. His travels during the 1880s are not well documented, but it is known that he spent some time in India. He was there for a year from 1882 to 1883 and returned to Jodhpur in 1887. In July 1892, he set out on an extended journey through Turkey, Persia, and India with Theodore Child, a scholar of Russian affairs. Weeks recorded the adventures of this trip and his impressions of the Middle East and Asia in a series of copiously illustrated articles that appeared in Harper’sbetween 1893 and 1895 in book form as From the Black Sea through Persia and India (1896). His writings and drawings also appeared in Scribner’s magazine. During the 1890s, Weeks achieved international recognition as a writer and painter. In 1896, he was made a knight of the French Legion of Honor and, two years later, an officer of the Order of St. Michael of Bavaria. Art historians have examined Weeks’s artistic development, but most of his works, particularly those dating from the 1890s, are untraced. Of those that are located, few are dated. His pictures cannot be dated accurately by subject alone, for he seems to have based some of his large works on earlier drawings, sketches, and photographs. Beginning in the 1870s, when he assumed the realistic style and the exotic subject matter of his teacher Gérôme, Weeks’s development can be seen within the context of French academic painting. Departure from the Stronghold(Maryland art market) is perhaps typical of the painterly style that he favored during this decade. Works from the 1880s like The Gate at the Fortress at Agra (Union League of Philadelphia) and The Great Mogul and His Court Returning from the Great Mosque at Delhi, India (Portland Museum of Art, Maine) display a drier, more detailed realism, which may be the result of his experiments in photography. During the last years of his life, Weeks worked on an important series of paintings, One Thousand and One Nights, but the works remain untraced. Two years after his untimely death in 1903, his widow sold the contents of his Paris studio and some 277 paintings and sketches at auction in New York. (Burke, Doreen Bolger, American Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. III, A Catalogue of Works by Art and Artists Born between 1846 and 1864, 1980). Museum Collections: Annmary Brown Memorial, Providence, RI Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY Berkshire Museum, Pittsefield, MA Dallas Museum of Art, TX Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE Los Angeles County Museum Art, Los Angeles, CA Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Roubaix Musée du Louvre, Paris Musée d’Orsay, Paris Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Newton History Museum, MA Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME San Diego Museum of Art, CA Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Dimensions: 17""x14"" unframed, 24""x21.25"" framed
Artist or Maker: Edward Lord Weeks
Medium: Oil on canvas
Date: 1876
Condition Report: Good
Provenance: Private collection
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