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Sultane Turque

  • Object:

    Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    c.1860s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    T Amioly (artist)
    François Roger de Gaignières, born 1642 - died 1715 (Made original drawing copied by Amioly, artist)
    Alexandre Legenisel (engraver)
    René Pincebourde (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 17

Physical description

Fashion plate showing a woman in an elaborately coloured and layered Turkish costume with a hookah behind her, holding a fan

Place of Origin

France (published)


c.1860s (published)


T Amioly (artist)
François Roger de Gaignières, born 1642 - died 1715 (Made original drawing copied by Amioly, artist)
Alexandre Legenisel (engraver)
René Pincebourde (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured engraving

Object history note

This print is part of a very large collection of reference material including fashion plates, engravings, original drawings and illustrations that were collected by the fashion design house of Paquin at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Many bear the stamp of Paquin's archivist at the time. They were acquired by the V&A in 1957 when, following the closure of the combined houses of Paquin and Worth, the Worth/Paquin archives and design books were donated to the Museum.

Descriptive line

'Sultane Turque'. Woman in Turkish dress with a hookah. Engraved by Alexandre Legenesil after a drawing by T. Amioly made after François Roger de Gaignières. Extensive pencil annotations and notes. Published by René Pincebourde, Paris, c.1860s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"WORTH and PAQUIN, Houses of

Designs for costumes and accessories, some with additional sketches and examples of the fabrics used; and designs for fancy dress, theatrical costume etc. c.1865-1956. Also a reference collection of fashion plates of men's and women's costume, and miscellaneous engravings, chiefly French, late 18th century and 19th century. Most mounted in volumes.
Many of the costume designs are inscribed in ink or pencil with the title identifying the dress, with notes etc. and in some cases with the name of the client.
Pencil, pen and ink and water-colour; engravings, etchings, lithographs, and process engravings.
Various sizes
E.18-21039, 21193-21321, 21581-21583, 21604-21608, 21610-21673, 21694, 21695, 21706-21713, 21728-22396, 22397(39, 40, 50-58, 60-70, 80). 22398-23026-1957

Given by the House of Worth

Note: A large collection of photographs of the dresses designed by the Houses of Worth and Paquin is in the Victoria and Albert Museum library."


Watercolour; Printing ink


Engraving; Hand-colouring


Designs; Fashion; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Fans; National Dress; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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