Reserved for D - Edwin Lord Weeks Watercolor Painting of Egyptian Pyramid
This painting is reserved for buyer L. Any other attempt to purchase will be cancelled. Thanks - BV
Here we have a small watercolor of a serene Egyptian scene by renowned Orientalist painter Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903), signed in the "W" monogram in the lower left. The sunset with the hazy blue and red mix with the pyramids in the background drew me in immediately. The execution is one of confidence and mastery, especially when you're considering the element of watercolor. The artwork may come in its original small frame but the impact is grandiose.
The rare Orientalist Weeks painting comes out of an old estate in the Twin Cities area. The painting was likely produced in the late 1800s.
Here's more information about Edwin Lord Weeks, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Weeks was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849. His parents were affluent spice and tea merchants from Newton, a suburb of Boston, and as such they were able to finance their son's youthful interest in painting and travelling. As a young man Weeks visited the Florida Keys to draw, and also travelled to Surinam in South America. His earliest known paintings date from 1867 when he was eighteen years old, although it is not until his Landscape with Blue Heron, dated 1871 and painted in the Everglades, that Weeks started to exhibit a dexterity of technique and eye for composition—presumably having taken professional tuition.
In 1872 Weeks relocated to Paris, becoming a pupil of Léon Bonnat and Jean-Léon Gérôme.
After his studies in Paris, 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).
In 1895 Weeks wrote and illustrated a book of travels, From the Black Sea through Persia and India, and in 1897 he published Episodes of Mountaineering (which was preceded by the 1894 article Some Episodes of Mountaineering, by a Casual Amateur).
Weeks died in Paris in November 1903. He was a member of the Légion d'honneur, France, an officer of the Order of Saint Michael (Bavaria), and a member of the Munich Secession.
The Edwin Lord Weeks watercolor measures 12 1/4" wide by 9" tall. The exposed artwork measures 8 3/4" wide by 5 1/4' tall. The framing and matting is completely original. The painting shows age from well over 100 years in such a setting. The painting has not been viewed outside of the original framing. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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