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George Willison, 1741–1797, British, active in Italy (1760–1767) and India (1774–80)

Nancy Parsons in Turkish dress

ca. 1771
Oil on copper
Support (PTG): 22 1/2 × 18 3/4 inches (57.2 × 47.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
basket | belt | cloth | costume | couch | dress | fabric | female | hat | headdress | mirror | Oriental | ornaments | portrait | rug | scarves | Turkish | woman
Associated People:
Parsons, Anne [Nancy; married name Anne Maynard, Viscountess Maynard] (c.1735–1814/15), courtesan and political mistress
On view

Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 98-9, 494, fig. 55, ND 1327 I44 A72 (YCBA)

John Barrell, Painting and the politics of culture : new essays on British art, 1700-1850, Claredon Press, Oxford, p. 68, fig. 2.11, N6766 P35 1992

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 63 (v.1), no. 227, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Romita Ray, Under the banyan tree, relocating the picturesque in British India , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 187-89, fig. 83, N8214.5.I5 R39 2013 (YCBA)

Aileen Ribeiro, The art of dress, fashion in England and France 1750 to 1820 , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1995, p. 224, pl. 236, GT736 R53 1995 (YCBA)

The lure of the east : British Orientalist painting: wall labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. [8], V 2577 (YCBA) V 2577

The lure of the East, British orientalist painting, 1830-1925 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, p. 16, V 1879 (YCBA)

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