Through Persia and India

A court in the Alhambra in the time of the Moors


White marble tomb at Suittitor Sikri


The Silk Merchants


The Temple and tank of Walteschwar at Bombay


Royal Elephant at the Gateway to the Jami Majid


Figures in the Courtyard of the Mosque


Interior of a Mosque at Cordova


The Taj Mahal


Along the Ghats of Mathura


479px-Weeks_Edwin_Entering_The_Mosque_1885Entering the Mosque


Edwin Lord Weeks was an American artist. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts 1849 and was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and of Jean-Léon Gérôme, at Paris. Lord Weeks made many voyages to the East, and was distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes. Weeks’ parents were affluent spice and tea merchants from Newton, a suburb of Boston and as such they were able to accept, probably encourage, and certainly finance their son’s youthful interest in painting and travelling. 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. He died in 1903.