Stencils and Sketches for Decorating Turkish Manuscripts and Bindings.

Scope and Content

A collection of papers bearing needle-point stencils and sketches from Turkey, with a date given on each page. On the title page it reads, 'To my friend Sir Th. Arnold'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick R. Martin, a well-known collector and scholar of Islamic art, acquired various portfolios of sketches, models and paper stencils from Istanbul's calligraphers and artists. Consisting of 16th to 19th century material, his collection contained about 2000 items, batches of which he donated to museums and interested individuals.

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Acquisition Information

Sir Thomas Arnold Collection

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

H31.8 x W24.3cm

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

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