Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Cashmere Salesman

Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Cashmere SalesmanEdwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Cashmere Salesman

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Lot #: 78
Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) Cashmere Salesman
Oil on canvas. Signed 'E. L. Weeks' (lower left). The initials 'E.L' are surrounded by a faintly painted hexagram enclosed in a circle. Paper label: "37, Rue Victor Massé, 37 / Ancienne rue de Laval / P. HOMBERT Fils. / DOREUR ENCADREUR / Cadres Dorés et Noir et Or / SEPECIALITE D'ENCADREMENTS / PARIS"
24" x 20"
The Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Hobart Lerner, Rochester, NY.
Auction Date
Mar 23, 2019


Catalogue Note: Boston-born and Paris-trained, Edwin Lord Weeks was a leading expatriate painter, illustrator, photographer, writer, explorer, and collector as well as the first known American artist to visit India. He was a pupil of Leon Bonnat and Jean Léon Gérôme.

After his studies, Weeks emerged as one of America’s major painters of Orientalist subjects. Throughout his adult life he was an inveterate traveler and journeyed to South America (1869), Egypt and Persia (1870), Morocco (frequently between 1872 and 1878), and India (1882–83).

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