|Portrait by Gervase Spencer|
|Charles Jervas (c1675-1739).|
|Attributed to Jonathan Richardson, 1725.|
As wife to the British ambassador, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (15 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) is best remembered for her letters from Turkey. She is said to have written the "very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient (Billie Melman)."
But I would rather remember her for her fabulous turkish costume. I love the headdress!
And some more turquerie to leave you with...
|Mrs. Thomas Gage, 1771|
by John Singleton Copley.
|Mrs. Robert Morris by |
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827).
|Madame de Pompadour, 1747, Charles André van Loo.|
|Marquise de Fresnes d'Aguesseau, 1789.|
Elizabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun.
|A Woman in Turkish Dress |
by Jean-Étienne Liotard