The Turban Headdress

George Place


Painted against a landscape background with trees and and open sky, this lady, with her large brown eyes, is fashionably dressed in a décolleté gown with a blue fringed shawl secured under her gold belt. Her powdered hair is worn in a banging chignon and is topped with a head dress worn in the style of a turban with a deep neck cloth.

Dating to the 1790s, the portrait is set in the original gilded metal frame with an attractive pearl border.

Born in Dublin around 1763, George Place was the son of a linen draper. He trained at the Dublin Society Schools before opening a studio in his home city. In search of new challenges he moved to London in 1791. But ambition was to take him even further as by 1798 he was working in India where he sadly died in August 1805.

Item Ref. JH015

Size: framed, 92 x 74mm

Provenance: Private UK Collection