A collection of ten Watercolours of Turkish costumes and scenes of the Ottoman Empire

A collection of ten 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
Early 19th Century
Size : 20cm x 14cm
8 ins x 5½ ins
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 good, 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.

A collection of ten Watercolours of Turkish costumes and scenes of the Ottoman Empire

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