Arshi, Cook of the Seraglio.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Publd. accordg. to Act of Parlt. Jany. 30, 1769.
Engraving, 270 x 195mm. 10½ x 7¾". Trimmed to plate. Stain spots.
A cook to the Turkish Sultan. A seraglio (also serraglio) is the sequestered living quarters used by wives and concubines in a Turkish household. After Francis Smith (fl.1760s) painter, apparently born in Naples, where he painted topographical views for the tourist trade. He accompanied Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731 - 1771, named in inscription) to the Levant 1763-4, then exhibited in London 1768-73. From a series of Ottoman costume plates and portraits, numbered 'Tav. XII' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30111
[Ref: 11696] £160.00