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Creator:
James Bruce, 1730–1794, British
Title:
Woman in a Turban Carrying Lilies
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite and watercolor on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 8 3/4 inches (29.2 × 22.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper center: "This is the size of the Soho of the look the figure should be half an inch less"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "in a loose blue calico shift I would have her walking the __"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "be so broad nor thick the Horns before a little larger & more visible. The upper ornament that rests upon them is a kind of Muff Hollow within wherein they carry aromatis herbs & flowers & should not therefore be so hard or turpid but a little softened & size back more."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.8765
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15734
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