Details of the garment:
– Unisex Fit
– Premium quality cotton blend fabric used.
– Crew neck fitting with rib at the neck.
– Digital print & screen print details at front.
– Double- layered sleeve construction
– Slightly cropped length, 250 GSM mid-weight fabric used.
This jet black crew neck medium weight (250GSM) t-shirt is made in small batch to ensure high quality assurance. The garment has a slightly cropped fit and premium finish. Go with your usual size in case you are looking for a true-to-size fit, for a slightly oversized fit go one size up. This piece showcases high-quality digital print & screen puff print details at the front body while screen print details on the sleeves. The front digital artwork is by renowned American Orientalist Edwin Lord Weeks.
Introduction to Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903):
Edwin Lord Weeks is one of the most celebrated of the American Orientalists, this certainly being so during his lifetime, and although quite a lot is recorded concerning his professional career and travels, much of this from his own extensive travel writings, relatively little is known about his private life.
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 traveling. As a young man he visited the Florida Keys to draw and also traveled to Surinam in South America. His earliest known paintings date from 1867 when he was eighteen years old, although it is not until his Landscape with Blue Heron, dated 1871 and painted in the Everglades, that he started to exhibit a dexterity of technique and eye for composition – presumably having taken professional tuition.
In 1883 he traveled to India and, according to his own letters, spent every day painting and every night developing his photographs, which he probably used for recording the architectural details and backgrounds for his compositions. He was to return again in 1892, commissioned by Harper’s Magazine, this time accompanied by the journalist Theodore Child who was to write a series of articles on their travels with illustrations by Weeks.
He spent two years in India before returning home to Paris. His paintings of Indian life gave him celebrity both in France and America and they became his specialty. He was able to spend the next thirteen years in a splendid residence with a huge atelier on the Avenue de Wagram before moving nearer to the Bois de Boulogne.
In 1896 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour and he continued to paint right up to his death in 1903, which is thought to have been due to an illness contracted in India. An obituary notice described him as “a reserved man with a quiet voice and of rather small stature, but virile, kindly and affable”.