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Englishwomen in Turkish dress

Englishwomen in Turkish dress

A cabinet card portrait of two veiled women, one with a long pipe and one with a narghileh. The inked inscription on the reverse of the mount is somewhat surprising, for according to this, the women are not Turkish. One is called Lucy Dawtrey Drewitt and the other woman’s name appears to be Jewel K.M. Wilson. The inscription also gives the date, September 1882.

Born in 1851, Henrietta Lucy Drewitt was the daughter of Robert Dawtrey Drewitt of Great Peppering Farm, Burpham, near Arundel in Sussex. Her grandfather was John Drewitt, an authority on ornithology and entomology. In 1883 she married Reverend Alfred Johnson Tuck, at that time the assistant master under Edward Thring at Uppingham School but later the Rector of Great Munden in Hertfordshire (1888-1904) and from 1904 the Rector of Ewhurst in Surrey. The couple had no children.

Photographed by Pascal Sebah of Constantinople and Cairo.


Code: 123016
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