Edwin Lord Weeks (Boston 1849 - Paris 1903)

Study of a White Horse Sold

Oil on canvas.
386 x 485 mm. (15 1/4 x 19 1/8 in.)

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This oil sketch is likely to date from Weeks’s Moroccan period (1878 - 1882). A very similar, albeit saddled, white horse is found in the artist’s large painting of A Blacksmith’s Shop in Tangiers, dated 1876, which appeared at auction in New York in 1989.

The present sheet is part of a large collection of paintings, drawings and oil sketches by Weeks, many dating from the years before his studies in Paris, which remained with the artist’s descendants until recently.

Provenance:
By descent in the family of the artist to his niece, Elizabeth Goodwin
By descent to Burton W. F. Trafton, Jr., South Berwick, Maine
Mervyn E. Bronson, Portland, Maine
Bernard Broder, Gorham, Maine, until 2012.

Literature:
Kathleen Duff Ganley and Leslie K. Paddock, The Art of Edwin Lord Weeks, exhibition catalogue, Durham, 1976, illustrated p.32, no.35
To be included in the forthcoming Edwin Weeks catalogue raisonné in preparation by Dr. Ellen Morris.

Edwin Lord WEEKS

Study of a White Horse

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