Portrait of a Lady

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Object Description

By the late 18th century – particularly in the 1780’s – the upper classes had become fascinated by exotic Turkish influences. The influence of Middle Eastern decoration was very popular in room decor and in the design and appearance of smaller objects, and in fashion, the robe à la Turque was a loose adaptation of contemporary English dress albeit with many variations but often signified by an elaborate, and very feminine turban, and it was also quite usual for a lady to wear a coloured or suitably patterned sash around the waist.

A portrait of a lady dressed à la turque and depicting the subject holding a Greek flask in her hand, late 18th/early 19th Century, oil on canvas. The painting mounted within a carved and giltwood picture frame retaining its original gilding, now carefully conserved

Size: 40.5 inches (103cm) high; 33.5 inches (85.2cm) wide

Sight size: 30.5 inches (77.5cm) high; 23.5 inches (59.7cm) wide

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)2076920897

Dealer Location

Nicholas Wells Antiques Ltd,
169 Piccadilly, 5F
(by appointment only)

For further details, please see www.nicholaswells.com

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