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Watercolour - A Turkish woman
  • A Turkish woman
    Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas 5th Count Preziosi, born 1816 - died 1882
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A Turkish woman

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Istanbul (Painted)

  • Date:

    about 1843 (Painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas 5th Count Preziosi, born 1816 - died 1882 (Painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    D.36-1907

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 8

Travellers visiting Istanbul in the 19th century noted that the majority of Turkish women were veiled when going about the city. However, fashionable women wore very light veils and head scarves, made of thin cotton. Their elegant dresses, often Parisian in style, were concealed under an all-enveloping walking dress, called a ferace, often trimmed with fur, or expensive black lace, as here.

Physical description

Watercolour of a woman wearing a purple fur-trimmed cloak and red boots

Place of Origin

Istanbul (Painted)

Date

about 1843 (Painted)

Artist/maker

Preziosi, Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas 5th Count Preziosi, born 1816 - died 1882 (Painter)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 22.2 cm Sight size, Width: 17 cm Sight size

Object history note

This drawing is part of a group of 34 bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1907. [D.14-1907-D.47-1907].

Descriptive line

A Turkish woman, about 1843. Aloysius Rosarius Amadeus Raymondus Andreas, known as Amadeo, 5th Count Preziosi

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

Briony Llewellyn & Charles Newton The People and Places of Constantinople. Watercolours by Amadeo, Count Preziosi
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings 1985

Subjects depicted

Veil

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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