Portrait of a Woman

Bertha von BayerLate 19th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Türkiye

The young woman in this bust portrait in front of a dark background, is wearing a white waistcoat embroidered with gold floral motifs over a raw silk crepe undershirt and has earrings with golden crescent pendulums. The border of her short fez-like cap, which was widespread in Ottoman lands during the 19th century, is decorated with gold coins and crescents similar to those in her earrings.


  • Title: Portrait of a Woman
  • Creator: Bertha von Bayer
  • Creator Lifespan: 1841
  • Date Created: Late 19th Century
  • 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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