|Great Moghul and His Court Returning from the Great Mosque|
I am a bit of a fan of the art of Edwin Lord Weeks.
Born in Boston in 1849, little is known about his private life although his professional life is well documented. He travelled extensively visiting Egypt, Syria, Morocco.
|On the River Benares|
He first visited India in 1883 where, he records, he painted everyday. He also took numerous photographs which he appears to have used as reference for architectural style.
|Market place at Agra|
|Entering the Mosque|
He again visited in 1892 (remaining for two years), starting at Trezibond and travelling by caravan. He published From the Black Sea through Persia and India in 1895, documenting these travels.
|An Open Air Restaurant Lahore|
|Departure for the Hunt|
He died in Paris in 1903 apparently due to an illness contracted in India
|A Royal Procession|
He certainly painted a lot of elephants, but I have probably over represented them in this blog!
|Return of the Imperial Court from the Great Mosque|