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'.
Stencils and Sketches for Decorating Turkish Manuscripts and Bindings.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 43003
- Dates of Creationc 1550-1840 CE
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialTurkish
- Physical Description34 loose pages
Scope and Content
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.
Sir Thomas Arnold Collection
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
H31.8 x W24.3cm
Conditions Governing Use
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