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Charles De Ferriol Collection

"Charles de Ferriol: Capturing the Beauty and Diversity of Cultures in 18th Century Engravings" Step into the mesmerizing world of Charles de Ferriol

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Greek Woman in her Apartment, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Greek Woman in her Apartment, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468737 Greek Woman in her Apartment, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Turkish woman spinning thread, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Turkish woman spinning thread, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
STC468936 Turkish woman spinning thread, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Femme Turque)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Turkish woman spinning thread, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Turkish woman spinning thread, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
STC468923 Turkish woman spinning thread, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Femme Turque)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: A Jewish Woman in Ceremonial Dress, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

A Jewish Woman in Ceremonial Dress, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
STC468921 A Jewish Woman in Ceremonial Dress, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Femme Juive)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Beulouk-Bachi, Head Chef of the Sultan, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Beulouk-Bachi, Head Chef of the Sultan, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468878 Beulouk-Bachi, Head Chef of the Sultan, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Peik, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Peik, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468668 Peik, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Peik, Page of the Sultan; follows him on foot when he ventures abroad)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: A Persian Girl, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

A Persian Girl, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468877 A Persian Girl, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: A Bride, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

A Bride, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468670 A Bride, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Greek girl in a wedding dress)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: The Sultana Asseki, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

The Sultana Asseki, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468669 The Sultana Asseki, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of the Sultans wife)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Halvadgi, the Confectioner of the Sultan, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Halvadgi, the Confectioner of the Sultan, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468881 Halvadgi, the Confectioner of the Sultan, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Ast-Chi, the Sultans Chef, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Ast-Chi, the Sultans Chef, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468880 Ast-Chi, the Sultans Chef, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: A Turkish Girl playing the Tehegour, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

A Turkish Girl playing the Tehegour, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
STC468922 A Turkish Girl playing the Tehegour, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by French School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fille Turque)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Saka, a charitable Dervish who taked water round the town, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Saka, a charitable Dervish who taked water round the town, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468882 Saka, a charitable Dervish who taked water round the town, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Girl from Kimolos, an island of the Cyclades, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Girl from Kimolos, an island of the Cyclades, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468879 Girl from Kimolos, an island of the Cyclades, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Sultan Ahmed III, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)

Sultan Ahmed III, c. 1708 (coloured engraving)
468671 Sultan Ahmed III, c.1708 (coloured engraving) by Vanmour, Jean Baptiste (1671-1737) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Sultan, Ahmed III (1673-1736)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Girl from St. John of Patmos, pub. C1707. Creator: Gerard Scotin (1671-1716)

Girl from St. John of Patmos, pub. C1707. Creator: Gerard Scotin (1671-1716)
Girl from St. John of Patmos, Pl. 88 from Collection of One Hundred Prints Representing the Different Nations of the Levant, published c. 1707 (coloured engraving)

Background imageCharles De Ferriol Collection: Turkish girl playing a keyboard plucking instrument, pub. 1707-08. Creator: Charles de Ferriol

Turkish girl playing a keyboard plucking instrument, pub. 1707-08. Creator: Charles de Ferriol
Turkish girl playing a keyboard plucking instrument, from Collection of One Hundred Prints Representing the Different Nations of the Levant by Charles de Ferriol


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"Charles de Ferriol: Capturing the Beauty and Diversity of Cultures in 18th Century Engravings" Step into the mesmerizing world of Charles de Ferriol, a French diplomat and art collector who had an eye for capturing the essence of different cultures. Through his collection of coloured engravings, we are transported to various corners of the globe, where Greek women find solace in their apartments. In one engraving, we witness a Turkish woman skillfully spinning thread, her hands moving with grace and precision. Another engraving showcases a Jewish woman adorned in ceremonial dress, radiating elegance and pride. De Ferriol's collection also introduces us to Beulouk-Bachi, the head chef of the Sultan himself. With his culinary expertise showcased through this coloured engraving, we can almost taste the flavors that he creates within the palace walls. Peik is another fascinating character depicted by de Ferriol – mysterious yet captivating. This coloured engraving captures his enigmatic aura perfectly. And then there is A Persian Girl; her eyes tell stories untold as she gazes into our souls from across time. The beauty continues with an enchanting bride dressed in traditional attire – every detail meticulously captured by de Ferriol's skilled hand. The Sultana Asseki graces another coloured engraving with her regal presence; her poise commands attention and respect. Halvadgi, known as the confectioner of the Sultan's court, delights us with his creations through this vibrant artwork. Ast-Chi follows suit as another talented chef whose skills are immortalized on paper by de Ferriol's artistic vision. Lastly but not leastly is an image that brings music to our ears - a Turkish girl playing the Tehegour instrument; her fingers dancing along its strings creating melodies that transport us to distant lands filled with wonderment.