Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903) A cup of coffee 22 x 21 3/8in (56 x 54.3cm)

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Lot 52
Edwin Lord Weeks
(American, 1849-1903)
A cup of coffee 22 x 21 3/8in (56 x 54.3cm)

US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£ 6,200 - 9,400
Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903)
A cup of coffee
signed 'E. L. Weeks' (lower left)
oil on canvas
22 x 21 3/8in (56 x 54.3cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The artist's estate sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 16 March 1905, no. 177, "A Cup of Coffee".
    David L. Strathearn, Sr., Simi Valley, California, by family descent.
    Private collection, Southern California.

    Literature
    Catalogue of Very Important Finished pictures, Studies, Sketches and Original drawings by the late Edwin Lord Weeks, American Art Galleries, New York, March 15, 16, 17, 1905. [New York: American Art Galleries, 1905], lot 177.

    This work was likely executed in Tangier, Morocco, circa 1878-1879. The painting was described in the artist's estate sale catalogue as: "A Cup of Coffee / Served by old Moor, Tangier, to a Riff mountaineer."

    We are grateful to Dr. Ellen K. Morris for confirming the authenticity of this work and providing additional cataloging information. This work will be included in the forthcoming Edwin Lord Weeks catalogue raisonné.
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