Fair Fatima- stood up to receive me, saluting me after their fashion, putting her hand to her breast with a sweetness full of majesty that no court breeding could ever give. / Vide Lady M-y W-y M-es Letters. [&] Grecian Dance. _The great lady still leads the dance, and is followed by a troop of young girls, who imitate her steps, and, if she sings, make up the chorus.
Publish'd 1 Sep.r 1798 by Tho.s Ladd, No. 8 Elliotts Court, Old Bailey.
Stipple, sheet 265 x 230mm (10½ x 9"). Trimmed to platemark.
Two scenes by Thomas Stothard apparently illustrating a well-known description of dances observed in Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (bap.1689-d.1762) in a letter to Alexander Pope (Edirne/Adrianople, 12 April 1717). Lady Mary accompanied her husband Edward on his embassy to Turkey (1717-8) and although her stay was brief, her writings made a valuable contribution to the documentation of Turkish culture.
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