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Edwin Lord Weeks

The Moroccan Girl

Edwin Lord Weeks

Edwin Lord Weeks

The Moroccan Girl

The Moroccan Girl

Edwin Lord Weeks

American

1849 - 1903

The Moroccan Girl


signed, inscribed and dated E.L. Weeks. / Tangier 1876 lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 70.3 by 47.5cm., 27½ by 18¾in.

Framed: 100 by 78cm., 39½ by 30¾in.


This work will be included in the forthcoming Edwin Lord Weeks catalogue raisonné from the Ellen K. Morris archives and now in preparation by Edward S. Levin.

The canvas has not been lined and is providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. There is some wear to the upper left corner possibly from a previous frame. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals a heavy layer of varnish that obscures reading, although there appears to be some strengthening to the figure's face, belt and some minor scattered spots in the foliage, in the upper left quadrant. Some specks are also fluorescing to a horizontal line below the upper edge.


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Sale: Page Auctioneers & Appraisers, Batavia, 11 December 1999, lot 11
Sale: Heritage Auctions, Texas, 10 June 2009, lot 77104
In 1876 Weeks visited Tangiers, four years after his seminal first trip to Morocco. Here the warm dappled light, falling on the girl’s golden dress, is echoed by the tones of the foliage around her and the citrus fruit at her feet. The present work demonstrates Weeks' luminous approach to Orientalism, influenced by plein air painting and early Impressionism.