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Three Mannequins of Women in Elaborate Dresses, on Wooden Stands
The Tver Museum, located in the region of Tver, an ancient city (first mentioned in the historical record in 1135) on the Volga River to the northwest of Moscow, opened in 1866. The museum displayed natural and archeological items of interest from the area, as well as works of art and crafts. Seen here are three mannequins of women in traditional Russian dress with elaborate embroidery and lacework. In the center is an example of a type of sleeveless dress (sarafan), with a brightly patterned cloak. The mannequins wear elaborate ...
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Adoo Quamina, 1820
This 1820 hand-colored aquatint after William Hutton (1797–1860) depicts Adoo Quamina, a captain and courtier to the Ashanti king. It forms the frontispiece to Hutton’s book A Voyage to Africain the Year 1820, which was published in London the following year. Hutton was formerly the British acting consul to Ashanti, a powerful West African state in the region of present-day Ghana, and an officer serving in the British African Company of Merchants. He described the warrior as appearing “in his war-dress, with his body covered with fetishes ...
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Zulu Soldiers of King Panda’s Army, 1847
This lithograph is based on a drawing by the British-born artist, George French Angas (1822–86). Angas traveled to Australia and New Zealand in 1844–45, where he painted some of the earliest views of both countries. Upon his return to England, he showed his paintings to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1846, Angas left for South Africa, where he spent two years in Natal and the Cape. In 1849, the London firm of J. Hogarth published The Kafirs Illustrated, which included 30 lithographs based on drawings and watercolors ...
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