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offset / album

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  • Description

    Page from an album of watercolour paintings, recto and verso with offset of pale green text block without text. Flowers in margin include tulips and other small pink flowers with green stalks and a pink floral spray along the right edge of the text block. Fainter on verso than on recto.
    See 1986,0625,0.1 for description of album.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.7 centimetres (Manuscript)
    • Width: 10 centimetres (Manuscript)
    • Thickness: 3.2 centimetres (Manuscript)
    • Height: 14.7 centimetres (Folio)
    • Width: 9.8 centimetres (Folio)
  • Curator's comments

    The album consists of depictions of buildings, figures and exotic animals in Istanbul; including scenes of punishment. Several pages inscribed. Many pages marbled, others bearing imprint of missing leaves with découpage (?). Although register says 'stencils', the lack of sharpness, suggestion of oil around the flowers and stalks, and identical design on recto and verso suggest that these pages are offsets, not stencils. Leather binding with sunk, gilded, stamped and tooled decoration. Red leather binding with Chinese cloud bands and decoration in gold and black. Cover design has cloud corners and ogival medallion at centre, flanked above and below by escutcheons. Many pages were removed prior to acquisition.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    funds from Central Reserve

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


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