27 October 2004
PROPERTY FROM A SOUTHWESTERN COLLECTION
Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903)
An Old Moorish Gateway - Cordova, Spain
signed and inscribed 'E. L. Weeks Cordoba' (lower left)
oil on canvas
15¾ x 12¼ in. (40 x 32.4 cm.)
Edwin Lord Weeks' estate sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 15-17 March 1905, lot 33.
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F. D. Millet, Works of the Late Edwin Lords Weeks: Important Finished Pictures, Sketches, Studies and Drawings, American Art Galleries, New York, 1905, no. 33.
Paintings from Weeks' late-1870s sojourn through Spain, during which he visited and painted the Mosque of Cordova, are comparatively rare. In this painting Weeks demonstrates remarkable adeptness in the loosely-rendered effects of the weathered wall and arch, through which the eye is drawn by the crisply suggestive lighting of the door and the trees beyond.
We wish to thank Dr. Ellen K. Morris for preparing this catalogue entry. This painting will be included in the catalogue raisonné under preparation by Dr. Morris.
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