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Edwin Lord Weeks: Interior of a Mosque at Cordova  wikidata:Q18748468 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q3735411
Edwin Lord Weeks: Interior of a Mosque at Cordova
Title
Interior of a Mosque at Cordova
Object type painting
Description
English: This work, set in the 8th-century Great Mosque of Cordova in Spain may have been begun in 1880 while Weeks was staying in that city. In Weeks' estate sale catalogue, the scene was described as follows: Preaching the holy war against the Christians, the old Moor holds aloft the green flag of Mohammed while he curses the "dogs of Christians" with true religious fervor, and calls upon the followers of Mohammed to drive them out of Spain. Despite the painting's illusion of reality, it is doubtful that such a jihad or holy war would have been called for in a mosque like this.
Date circa 1880
date QS:P571,+1880-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 142.2 cm (55.9 in); Width: 184.3 cm (72.5 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,142.2U174728;P2049,184.3U174728
; Framed Height: 182.9 cm (72 in); Width: 223.5 cm (87.9 in); Depth: 8.3 cm (3.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,182.9U174728;P2049,223.5U174728;P5524,8.3U174728
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
37.169
place of creation France
Object history
Exhibition history Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: Orientalism in America, 1870-1930. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2000-2001. L'Orientalisme, de Delacroix a Kandinsky. Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, Marseille. 2010-2011.
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905
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