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Etching and stipple - Turkish Dresses
  • Turkish Dresses
    Biard, Francois Auguste, born 1798 - died 1882
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Turkish Dresses

  • Object:

    Etching and stipple

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1792 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biard, Francois Auguste, born 1798 - died 1882 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 46

Physical description

Etching and stipple engraving entitled 'Turkish Dresses', Vol.1, Book 2, chapter 8, following p.194. Six figures are depicted, lettered with titles The Grand Vizier, The Sultaness, The Grand Seignior, A Turkish Priest, A Bashaw, and The Iman of the Mosque. Numbered 87 and lettered with publisher's name and address.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)


ca. 1792 (published)


Biard, Francois Auguste, born 1798 - died 1882 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple engraving

Marks and inscriptions


Published as the Act directs by C.Cooke No.17 Paternoster Row


Height: 33.1 cm, Width: 21.4 cm

Descriptive line

Etching depicting 'Turkish Dresses', one of a series of illustrations (17) on 11 plates to the Revd Thomas Bankes for 'A New, Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography'. Published in Britain by Charles Cooke, ca. 1792.




Etching; Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Priests; Imam; Officers; Turkish; Costume




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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