For those of you lucky enough to be in the UK, there is a program on tonight called Secrets of Arabian Nights. BBC News has a video snippet of the show regarding the book's arrival in Europe in the early 18th century. Check it out here. The video goes on to credit The Arabian Night's Entertainments (aka 1,001 Arabian Nights) with bringing the Turkish trend into vogue. Let's check out some of the results of this new interest.
|Jean Baptiste Vanmour, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son and Attendent , 1717|
|George Knapton, Portrait of Lady (Possibly Mary Wortley Monatgu)|
|Jean-Étienne Liotard, Richard Pococke, 1738-9|
|Jean-Étienne Liotard, Woman in Turkish costume in a hamam intructing her servant, 1742-3|
|Jean-Étienne Liotard, Marie Adelaïde de France en robe turque, 1753|
|Sir David Wilkie, Lady Hester Stanhope|