The Grand Vizir.Engraved from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 25 July 1768.
Engraving, 275 x 195mm. 10¾ x 7¾". Trimmed to plate. Some spotting.
The Grand Vizier was the most important minister of the Turkish Sultan, in principle dismissible only by the Sultan himself. 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. V' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30112
[Ref: 11699] £140.00