26
26
Edwin Lord Weeks
AMERICAN
WEDDING PROCESSION IN JODHPUR
Estimation
30 00050 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
26
Edwin Lord Weeks
AMERICAN
WEDDING PROCESSION IN JODHPUR
Estimation
30 00050 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Edwin Lord Weeks
1849-1903
AMERICAN
WEDDING PROCESSION IN JODHPUR
signed E. L. Weeks. / Jodhpore lower left
oil on canvas
51.5 by 76.5cm., 20½ by 30in.
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The authenticity of this work had been confirmed by Dr Ellen K Morris.

Provenance

Sale: Phillips, De Pury & Luxembourg, New York, 22 May 2001, lot 42
Sale: Barridoff Galleries, Portland, 3 August 2007, lot 26
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exposition

New York, Vance Jordan Fine Art, Edwin Lord Weeks, Visions of India, 2002 (illustrated in the catalogue)

Description

The present work, which presumably relates to an untraced larger composition, is a spectacular rendition of a procession in Jodhpur, India. The work was inspired by Weeks' second visit to the city in 1887, four years into his journey to the subcontinent. He returned for a second time in 1892, commissioned by Harper's Magazine which subsequently published the account of his travels in a series of articles titled From the Black Sea through Persia and India.

Weeks frequently made use of photographs and drawings to capture the architectural details of the cities he encountered during his travels. With its imposing walls, the fortress of Jodhpur must have made a strong impression on the artist: ‘just beyond the arcades rises the steep bare precipice, defended in places by castellated fort; the precipice merges into a white wall of colossal height, partly of masonry and partly the rock itself; and above the wall rises the castle, like a compact walled city, with pointed spired of temples, tall battlemented towers, and its multitude of red latticed windows. It looks as impregnable as the Matterhorn, and even a scaling party of Swiss guides would find work in reaching the base of the great walls'. (From the Black Sea through Persia and India, New York,, 1895, p. 215)

Weeks' trip to India proved to be an immense source of inspiration and his Indian paintings earned him fame and widespread artistic recognition across Europe and America.

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