C.1800 WATERCOLOUR TURKEY OTTOMAN EMPIRE CONSTANTINOPLE A GREEK LADY GREECE

C.1800 WATERCOLOUR TURKEY OTTOMAN EMPIRE CONSTANTINOPLE A GREEK LADY GREECE

1-DEPICTING A A GREEK LADY GREECE.

Original watercolour on paper.20 cm x 12 cm .condition. light crease to edges,few spots ..

"These watercolours were made for foreign visitors on the Grand Tour and come from a long tradition which flourished from the 16th century to the 19th century in Istanbul. Executed with ink and watercolour on paper, these drawings were sold as souvenirs of Istanbul and Ottoman empire. The vivid colours and the simplicity of the lines create an appealing image of urban life in Turkish society at the beginning of the 19th century in Istanbul"

will list 17 Watercolours of Turkish costumes and scenes of the Ottoman empire comprising three portraits of court officials, two of Turkish women, two Ottoman empire river barges, a carriage with veiled Turkish ladies, one of the Sultan's tomb and another of turban-topped headstones.

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