Lord Weeks saw Three Beggars in Cordova

More travelers. More artists. More painters. More exposed away from Córdoba Córdoba. And again Massachussetts crosses our path. Today we bring a brief sketch of a really prolific painter, authentic prototype of the curious American travelers of the nineteenth century: Edwin Lord Weeks (Boston, Massachusetts, 1849 – Paris, France, 1903)

Weeks was born near Boston and was educated in the city of Boston and Newton, Although he spent much of his adult life outside the United States. His artistic career began in 1869 with a drawing on a trip to North Florida. Later, drew other landscapes from Surinam and other enclaves in South America. Thus began his adventurous spirit. De regreso Massachusetts, spent a short time painting landscapes and taking photographs of Boston.

Entering the Mosque. Edwin Lord Weeks
Entering At The Mosque. Edwin Lord Weeks

But Boston was too small for his restless spirit. Find Boston, taking destination Paris, where he studied with Leon Bonnat, Jean-Leon Gerome and at the School of Fine Arts. Weeks, like Gerome, became interested in the oriental themed, as a student traveling to North Africa, Spain and the Middle East. It was his first contact with your oriental dream.

In 1872, regreso of Massachusetts, married her cousin, Frances Rollins Hale, setting up a painting studio. After less than one year, Young couple joined Robert Gavin, a Scottish painter, on a trip to Morocco and the Mediterranean. The rest of the decade 1870 passed outside his native Boston, Boston only returning occasionally to exhibit their work.

Interior of the mosque at Cordova. Edwin Lord Weeks
Interior of the mosque at Cordova. Edwin Lord Weeks

During the early 1880 his painting became more technical and detailed, as can be seen in The Door in Agra Fort. Paris was his base of operations during this decade, coming to exhibit his paintings on India in the Hall 1884, where he received a positive acknowledgment, achieved national fame. It continued to produce new expeditions to Persia, Turkey and India throughout the decade.

Besides being a painter, photographer and illustrator, Weeks was also a writer. Between 1893 and 1895 illustrated accounts of his many travels in magazines (as Harpers Scribners), articles were later collected in book form under the title The Black Sea through Persia and India (1896).

Three Beggars of Cordova. Edwin Lord Weeks
Three Beggars of Cordova. Edwin Lord Weeks

After the early 1890 not much is known about the pictorial aspect of Weeks, except Three Beggars of Cordova (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts) , seems to demonstrate a return to his pictorial style of the 70. He gained wide recognition in his international career and belonged to several organizations, including the Boston Art Club and the Paris Society of American Painters. He died in November 1903.

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Attention, question: Where in one could locate Three beggars of Cordova?

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  1. Go, Dr., This is because professional level…. yes sir. Wonderful paintings prints. Magnificent. As to the place, beggars brothers of these… I would say the river, the bank…
    Something else. I put it here for convenience, but refers to previous post you put the Romanesque church. There may be influenced by alternating Cordoba in the segments, but I would be inclined rather (and construction dates) towards more direct Byzantine influence. What would you think? Just when it appears in Western Europe a troop of Eastern Rite Catholic monks, that are driven by the Byzantines because the postulates of the orthodox not undergo. I know the issue because in the years that dug in Tusculum (1998-2003) had the opportunity to excavate one of these churches of such communities. In fact, there is still a community of Eastern Rite Catholic monks in Grottaferrata, at the Abbey of S. Nile.
    I put a link.

    And do not forget that the mosque, also, drinking from the same source, namely, The bizantina in Syria.
    I see a lot of influence of Carolingian art also… ¿Looks at you? Aachen and all that. Good, to see what you seem.
    Certainly, meeting to see if the image is Durham, that I have to have for some file.

  2. A doubt, it sounds a joke, but is that when I saw, good, in fact every time I see me passing, I can not help thinking of the forest of columns and horseshoe arches two colors Mosque, I talk about the movie The Lord of the Rings, specifically reconstructions grand temple of Dwarves in the Mines of Moria, and especially to La Casa del Rey in Minas Tirith, to me it also seems Cordoba heritage, yes remixed with Byzantine architecture.

  3. site!! site!!!site!! site!!! site!! site!!!
    A cañaaa siseñó!

    I'm with Jerome in the sill is the bank beggars, would say, I think it is the sill of the little garden of the custodian of Verdiguier next to the Mosque.

  4. They can be three former tabernarios gathered for daily gathering in the warm sun poyete (would be between January and April,, if not understood. They seem to have a good agarrao q berrrinche something went wrong in Cordoba and not saluted them. Left lysis, resguardaíta porq sun is allergic to him and saying under his hat: is, q and set yourselves not going to give us the same and these people is like na.

    regards, mabusito good work, q digo? Mr dortor!! jejeje>:the]

    • Yes, Lisi. 'Mondays in the Sun’ in pre-release film. At this rate of 'discoveries’ sure we conclude that Lumière was born in the Written Stone. The center, with sigarrito, myself.

  5. Regarding the location of the little picture I also thought the Bank primarily. Soon discarded this possibility because the low wall does not match the existing parapet. It is possible that these young men were in the 'garden', sitting. It appears this hypothesis. But that side molding confuses me a bit. I remember seeing on the perimeter of such bank run 'garden’ something. So I asked the question.

    Certainly, I wish someone would tell me the origin of the 'stupid’ fountain style 'Versailles around a hundred’ existing within the 'Garden'. I do not think that was in the original plan Verdiguier.

  6. For if Lumiere is not born in Córdoba, because stranger things have been. For example, Basques swear up and down that Daguerre was his people, and says the very Basque film library.
    What if I say a thing, I know this city like the defendant knows the cell that is enclosed, I know its doors, their banks, cracks, signs, las aldabas, the capitals of the corners, the names of the streets, the old and the new saints, I know this city better than the palm of my hand, is when a stone moves or disappears and if I fly pen that looks like the bank is in the Triumph, do not hesitate: Is bank Triomphe and no other.


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