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Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), American artist, painter and explorer, was born at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1849. He was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and of Jean-Léon Gérôme, at Paris. He made many voyages to the East, and was distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes.

Along with Frederic Arthur Bridgman, Edwin Lord Weeks is one of the most celebrated of the American Orientalists, this certainly being so during his lifetime, and although quite a lot is recorded concerning his professional career and travels, much of this from his own extensive travel writings, relatively little is known about his private life.

In 1895 he wrote and illustrated a book of travels, From the Black Sea through Persia and India, and two years later he published Episodes of Mountaineering. He died in November 1903. He was a member of the Légion d'honneur, France, an officer of the Order of St. Michael, Germany, and a member of the Secession, Munich.
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Moorish Girl Lying On A Couch  Rabat  Morocco - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Moorish Girl Lying On A Couch Rabat Morocco
Woman's Bathing Place i Oodeypore, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Woman's Bathing Place i Oodeypore, India
Sketch   Two Nautch Girls - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Sketch Two Nautch Girls
Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Interior Of The Mosque At Cordova
Along the Ghats, Mathura (or Picture Of The Nile) - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Along the Ghats, Mathura (or Picture Of The Nile)
The Snake Charmers  Bombay - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Snake Charmers Bombay
A Persian Cafe - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
A Persian Cafe
Street Scene In India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Street Scene In India
The Moorish Bazaar - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Moorish Bazaar
A Street Market Scene, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
A Street Market Scene, India
The Golden Temple  Amritsar - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Golden Temple Amritsar
Market Place at Agra - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Market Place at Agra
The Silk Merchants - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
The Silk Merchants
Traveling In Persia - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Traveling In Persia
Portico of a Mosque, Ahmedabad - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Portico of a Mosque, Ahmedabad
Horse Market, Persian Stables, Bombay - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Horse Market, Persian Stables, Bombay
Gate Of The Fortress At Agra  India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Gate Of The Fortress At Agra India
On The River Benares - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
On The River Benares
An Open Air Restaurant  Lahore - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
An Open Air Restaurant Lahore
Leaving For The Hunt At Gwalior - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Leaving For The Hunt At Gwalior
Moorish Guard - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Moorish Guard
Man Leading A Camel - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Man Leading A Camel
Indian Prince  Palace Of Agra - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Indian Prince Palace Of Agra
Palace and Lake at Sarket-Ahmedabad, India - Edwin Lord Weeks - www.edwinlordweeks.org
Palace and Lake at Sarket-Ahmedabad, India
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