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Edwin Lord Weeks
(1849 - 1903)

A Wedding Procession - Ahmedabad, India



With an oeuvre of meticulously detailed paintings of subjects from across North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, Edwin Lord Weeks is among one of the more celebrated American Orientalist painters of the late 19th century. Born to affluent spice and tea merchants in Boston, Weeks took to travelling and painting at a young age and is believed to have made sketching trips to Florida and Surinam in South America when he was barely twenty...



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  Lot 33 of 40  

MODERN INDIAN ART
13 OCTOBER 2021

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Edwin Lord Weeks
A Wedding Procession - Ahmedabad, India

Signed 'E. L. WEEKS.' (lower left)
Circa 1885-1886
Oil on canvas laid down on panel
56.5 x 75 in (143.5 x 190.5 cm)

Work to be included in the forthcoming Edwin Lord Weeks - Catalogue Raisonné from the archives of Dr. Ellen K. Morris, now in preparation by Edward Levin.

PROVENANCE
The Artists's Estate Sale, American Art Galleries, March 17, 1905, No. 274, "A Wedding Procession – Ahmedabad, India"
Acquired from the above by R.A. Parker, New York
Property from a Los Angeles Estate

EXHIBITED
Edwin Lord Weeks: Visions of India, New York: Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc., 31 October - 12 December 2002

PUBLISHED
F D Millet, Catalogue of Very Important Finished Pictures, Studies, Sketches and Original Drawings by the Late Edwin Lord Weeks, New York: American Art Galleries, 1905 (illustrated)
Florence Levy ed., American Art Annual 1905-1906, New York: American Art Annual, 1905, p. 105 (illustrated)
Ulrich W. Hiesinger, Edwin Lord Weeks: Visions of India, New York: Vance Jordan Fine Art Inc., 2002, p. 34 (illustrated)

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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