Edwin Lord Weeks (Boston 1849 - Paris 1903)

Trees and a Wall in Jerusalem Sold

Pencil on paper; a page from a large sketchbook.
A small sketch of a townscape in pencil on the verso.
Inscribed and dated Jerusalem Oct. 8th at the lower left.
Further inscribed Elizabeth Goodwin and numbered 3. on the verso.
254 x 367 mm. (10 x 14 1/2 in.)

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

Views in Palestine are relatively rare in Week’s painted oeuvre. A painting of The Temple Mount in Jerusalem by the artist appeared at auction in London in 2010.

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:
To be included in the forthcoming Edwin Weeks catalogue raisonné in preparation by Dr. Ellen Morris.

Edwin Lord WEEKS

Trees and a Wall in Jerusalem

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