Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Early American fashion - John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 paints Turquiere Turbans

1769 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) Elizabeth Murray (Mrs James Smith)


1769 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) Elizabeth Murray (Mrs James Smith) detail  Pearls wound through the hair with a turban were used as a Turquiere accessory in both Europe and the British American colonies in the 18C.


1767 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Elizabeth Cross (Mrs. Joseph Green)


1770 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Sarah Henshaw (Mrs Joseph) 1722-1822


1771 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mrs. Thomas Gage (Margaret Kemble)


1771 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Mrs. Thomas Gage (Margaret Kemble) detail


1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Rebecca Boylston (Mrs. Moses Gill)


1773 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Rebecca Boylston (Mrs. Moses Gill) detail


1774 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Abigail Smith (Mrs. Adam Babcock)


1774 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Abigail Smith (Mrs. Adam Babcock)