Camels at a Well, Tangiers
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Camels at a Well, Tangiers Signed; also dated Tangiers, Xmas Day/ 1880 on the reverse Oil on canvas 10½ x 15½ inches (26.6 x 39.3 cm) Framed: 19 x 23 inches (48 x 58.3 cm) Painted in December 1880, this is related to a larger work from 1878 measuring 27 x 42 inches, called Camels at the Well - Sallee, Morocco, which was included in Weeks’ estate sale in 1905, and last sold at Christie's, New York on January 26, 2011. The scene is described in the estate catalogue as follows: “Two camels have been led up to the well to drink by a young Moorish girl in her native costume, while the old camel-driver kneels and draws up the water” (Catalogue of Very Important Finished Pictures, Studies, Sketches and Original Drawings by the Late Edwin Lord Weeks, American Art Association, New York, 1905, No. 203). This work will be included in the forthcoming Weeks catalogue raisonné being prepared by Dr. Ellen K. Morris. Provenance Mark Murray Fine Paintings, New York, 1997 Private Collection, California (acquired from the above, 1999 to the present) Exhibited New York, Mark Murray Fine Paintings, European & American Paintings from the 19th & Early 20th Centuries, 1997, no. 15, illustrated
Animals > Mammals > camel
Owner/Location: Private collection
Dates: 1880
Artist age:Approximately 31 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 26.67 cm (10.5 in.), Width: 39.37 cm (15.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 25 August 2011.
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