- Museum number
- Object: Les moeurs et fachons de faire de Turcs ...
The customs and manners of the Turks, a long composition printed from fourteen blocks framed by another block (printed twice, once at each end) and by a border along the top and the bottom. 1553
- Production date
Height: 455 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 4825 millimetres (overall)
- Curator's comments
- This is the first edition of the series, in a fine complete impression. As the colophon explains it was based on drawings made in 1533 when Coecke went to Istanbul; he later drew the design on the block and it was published by his widow in 1553, three years after his death.
For a later edition of the frieze alone without any border, see 1895,0122.1204.
Lit.: Jan Op de Beeck, 'Mayken Verhulst (1518-1599): de Turkse manieren van een artistieke dame' (Mechelen 2005); Nadine Orenstein 'Customs and Fashions of the Turks' in Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry (New York, 2014): 176-186.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- The album E,6 was assembled by Philipe in 1808-10, and contains Northern woodcuts, most of them in series, that had emerged from the Library. Although they now contain no marks of provenance, they probably come with the Sloane collection, for Cracherode had very little interest in woodcuts. The series would have been bound individually and formed separate items in Sloane's library, to which a few oddments were added at the end. The album was probably broken up in the 1840s, and some prints from it have over the years been exchanged as duplicates.
- Prints and Drawings
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