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Turkish Costume Watercolours, English School.
1830 - Visually striking set of English school Turkish costumes, a valuable group for Turkish iconography. c.1830. Six sheets, pen and ink with watercolour, gold highlights to three. All c. 310 x 390 mm. Mostly captioned, scattered foxing here and there however overall very good. 6,000 $ A fascinating group of English-school watercolors representing Turkish costumes, all of high artistic quality, and handsomely colored at the time; most of the drawings are captioned in English, explaining the scene or costume being portrayed. The watercolors are: 1- Mohalibe Merchant species of blancmange eaten with rosewater & powdered sugar [with] Seller of Buttermilk curds, numbered 9 & 10 framed and glazed (c.370 x 480 mm.) 2- Reis effendi or Secretary [with] Mufti Head of the Law (numbered 11 & 12) 3- Vizier [with] Sultan's body guard, numbered 21 & 22 framed and glazed (c.370 x 480 mm.) 4- Porter [with ] Porter, both numbered 28 although totally different images, framed and glazed (c.370 x 480 mm.) 5- Turban bearer & [Vizeir] (unnumbered) 6- Cooks distributing Pilau to the Corps de Garde (3 figures); Ladle bearer to the Janissaries, (altogether 4 figures) unnumbered, framed and glazed (c.370 x 480 mm).
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