A European in Turkish Costume

Antoine de FavraySecond half of the 18th Century - Late 18th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Türkiye

It is known that Favray, who while he was in Istanbul was in close contact with the French and Russian embassies, did many portraits of people connected to the embassies. He primarily worked under the patronage of French ambassadors and he has depicted the model for this painting in a pose and composition reminiscent of the portraits of the Vergennes Count and Countess, which are also in this exhibition. This portrait of a young man sitting on a Turkish rug and leaning against a cushion differs from the other Favray paintings in the exhibition, in the use of a landscape background.


  • Title: A European in Turkish Costume
  • Creator: Antoine de Favray
  • Creator Lifespan: 1706 - 1791
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Malta
  • Creator Birth Place: Bagnolet, France
  • Date Created: Second half of the 18th Century - Late 18th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w1190 x h1460 cm
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Orientalist Paintings Collection
  • Pera Museum: Orientalist Paintings Collection

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