vintage 19th c. marbled paper, spanish moiré on turkish with gold vein pattern
Ebru; Kiraz Çiçekleri, Firdevs Çalkanoğlu
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Ali Uskudari was an eminent artist during the reign of Ahmed III. He was know for his lacquered bindings and particularly for his graceful illustrations of flowers, notably the 30 paintings of flowers which illustrate a poetry book. This example shows a yellow tulip and a white pansy. Poetry manuscript.
Drawing from an album, purple, white and crimson Tulip, white and crimson Anenome, and yellow Violet, tied with crimson ribbon Watercolour over metalpoint, shaded with grey wash, on vellum. From Alexander Marshal’s Florilegium.