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.

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