Drawings from an album by Alexander Marshall (circa 1620-1682)

    Watercolour over metalpoint, on vellum.

    1) Anemones and Tulip

    2) Turk's Cap, Anemone and Hearts-ease

    3) Columbine and Anemones

    4) Rose, Tagetes and Hyacinth

    5) Tulip and Ranunculus

    6) Anemones

    7) Iris, Anemone

    8) Anemone, Tagetes and Hoop Petticoat

    9) Tulip, Anemone and Violet

    10) Anemones.

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    Album leaves painted in opaque watercolour and ink on paper with découpage  borders taken from ‘A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc’ (Istanbul, 1618).

    1) Painting of a Rumeli sipahi, a soldier of Rumeli.

    2) Portrait of a royal companion, Aqa Laree.

    3) Painting of a Mulla, leader of public worship.

    4) Painting of a Bekci, a night watchman carrying a club and a lantern.

    5) Painting of the teskilatci, a chief secretary

    6) A kurkcu or furrier.

    7)  Painting of a Seferli, a Janissary on campaign.

    8) Painting of a coban, a shepherd.

    9) Painting of a Fakir, dervish.

    10) Painting of a Cavus basi, head of the ushers or corps of cavus.

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    Botanical etchings (circa 1660) by Nicholas Roberts (1614-1684) after himself.

    1) Narcissus Africanus 

    2) Rosa sylvestris 

    3) Viola lutea

    4) Malva rosea

    5) Campanula 

    6) Caryophyllus maximus, Alcea syriaca

    7) Narcissus albus, Tulipae variegatæ

    8) Lilium album 

    9) Anemone variæ flore simplici

    10) Helleborus niger, Papaver erraticum, Borago.

    Images and text information courtesy Welcome Collection.