Thursday, July 24, 2014

Orientalist art from an eyewitness American missionary Henry John van Lennep 1815–1889


John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) A Turkish Woman

Henry John Van Lennep, missionary, writer, & amp; Artist, Was Born in Smyrna, Asia Minor (Izmir, Turkey) into a family of Dutch scholars & amp; writers. In 1830 he cam to the United States, graduating from Amherst in 1837. After studying at Andover 1 year theological seminary, he served as a missionary with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions for 29 years Beginning in 1840, in Smyrna (1840 -44 & amp; 1863-1869), Constantinople (1844-1854), & amp; Tocat (1854-1856).

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Druse Girl

He Traveled Extensively in Egypt & amp; Western Asia sketching in pencil & amp; ink what he saw there. Along the way, he Learned Eastern dialects 10 & amp; Was ble to preach in five of 'em.

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Jewish Marriage Ceremony

He lost much de son sight from cataracts in 1869, returned to this country, To Become professor of natural sciences & amp; modern languages ​​university in Ingham, Le Roy, New York, in 1876 to 1878, subsequently opening the Sedgwick Institute, a small private boarding school in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) A Turkish Lady of Rank at Home

Orientalism is a term used by art, literary, & amp; cultural studies scholars for the depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern & amp; Eastern cultures by writers & amp; artists from Western cultures. Orientalist painting, depicting mostly "the Middle East" was one of the Many areas of 19C art. Many of  Henry John van Lennep's  drawings Appeared In His popular works published During The 1860s & amp; 1870s, American's knowledge Adding to & amp; curiosity about the fashions & amp; General customs of the Mediterranean area, Western Asia, & amp; Egypt. His books include The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustration, in Oil Colors of the People & amp; Scenery of Turkey (1862) Travels in Little-known Parts of Asia Minor (1870); and Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs & amp; Illustrative of Scripture Manners (1875).

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Armenian Bride

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Armenian Lady at Home

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Armenian Peasant Woman

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Armenian Women at Home

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Gypsy Fortune Teller

John Henry van Lennep (American artist, 1815-1889) Turkish and Armenian Ladies Abroad


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