Edwin Lord Weeks (Boston 1849 - Paris 1903)

Study of a Mounted Arab Warrior

Oil, charcoal and pencil, laid down on board.
The sheet previously torn and repaired, probably by the artist, in several places.
453 x 354 mm. (17 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)


A preparatory study for a figure in Edwin Lord Weeks’s early painting The Departure from the Stronghold, painted in Morocco and formerly in the collection of the American artist Chester Hicks Loomis.

Another preparatory study for The Departure from the Stronghold, executed in watercolour and depicting just the landscape setting and the fortress in the background, shares the same provenance as the present sheet, while other studies for the painting are recorded as being in one of the artist’s Moroccan sketchbooks.

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

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

Edwin Lord WEEKS

Study of a Mounted Arab Warrior


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