Chiaus Bashi. Chamberlain of the Ottoman Court.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Publd. accg. to Act of Parlt. Jany. 31. 1769.
Engraving, 265 x 190mm. 10½ x 7½". Trimmed to plate. Some glue stains from verso.
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. XI' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30114
[Ref: 11701] £140.00