Posts tagged turban
Posts tagged turban
Turban, 1820-1835, Victoria and Albert Museum
I love the combination of textures and colors in this turban! Velvet is one of those fabrics that I generally dislike because it is almost overwhelmingly rich (like a piece of cake with too much icing), but I love seeing little hints of it paired with a nice crisp silk. The contrast is lovely.
Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, April 1799.
These are adorable little things!
Portrait of a Young Woman, probably early 1800s, by an unknown artist (originally attributed to Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789))
Oh, I’m in love! What a beauty!
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, a religious and military leader of the Sikh kingdom of Patiala (modern Punjab, India), 1911
I LOVE THIS!
Orientalist caps, ca 1907 France
~ Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1922
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Turban Styles - from “Le Costume Historique”, 1888
Very cool! Love the peacock feathers!
Mrs. Pierre Toussaint (1786-1851) by Anthony Meucci, 1825. Via the New York Historical Society.
A portrait of Juliette Noel (best name ever…) who married the fascinating Pierre Toussaint in 1811 . Her freedom was purchased by Toussaint when she was 15.
Petronella de Lange
Jacob Joseph Eeckhout
Love that little bauble on the front of the turban!
would love to know the source for these!
I loved these so much that I spent some time in the NYPL archives to dig up more details. The West Indian Flower Girl is from April, 1810. Here’s the link to a big version of that one: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=600974&imageID=1248946&total=128&num=0&word=west%20india&s=1¬word=&d=&c=&f=&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&imgs=20&pos=14&e=w
My cursory search didn’t find the other one, but I found another one which I like even better: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=600973&imageID=1248945&total=4&num=0&word=21359&s=1¬word=&d=&c=&f=13&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=Name&sLevel=&sLabel=Brunias%2C%20Agostino&imgs=20&pos=2&e=w
Three Sisters by Angelika Kauffmann, 1795
Do you think the one in the middle is jealous that she doesn’t have a kickin’ turban? I would be…
General Louis Charles Desaix by Anne-Louis Girodet Trioson.
Andrea Appiani (Italian, 1754-1817): Painted portrait of Louis Charles Antoine Desaix de Veygoux, ca. 1800/1801.
Portrait of Betsy by Franz “François” Fleischbein, 1837 New Orleans
American portraits of black and mixed race men and women were more often than not made in New Orleans, if what I’ve noticed is correct. This is probably because in 1804, while slavery was still allowed even in the north, the Creoles of New Orleans were welcoming (or at least allowing) refugees of the Haitian Revolution. City and state officials thought that Louisiana had more than enough “free persons of color”, but the Creoles wanted a bigger population of French-speakers so that they could remain the majority. Soon, New Orleans had the largest number of free blacks in the South. I don’t know anything about how relations were between the races, but I’m assuming that there had to have been some respect for each other, especially because they were united in their fight against the invasion of the terrible German and Irish immigrants who didn’t speak French.
This is one of the lovliest portraits I have ever seen, and not just because of that slammin’ turban! She is so lovely and captivating!
Portrait of Kitty Stephens by George Henry Harlow, 1810’s England
Such a lush turban!
Fancy dress hairstyles from Coiffure francaise illustrèe, 1911-1914.
I love these!