Se vend à Paris chez Basan et Poignant Mds. d’Estampes. Rue et Hôtel Serpente. [n.d. c.1790.]
A very fine copper engraving. Plate 255 x 178mm. 10 x 7".
Roxelane, Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Consort Hurrem Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (c.1505-1558), was the legal wife of the Suleyman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. She was captured in the 1520s as a young woman by Crimean Tatars during one of their frequent raids of the region and was taken as a slave, probably the first to the Crimean city of Kaffa, and then onto Istanbul where she was selected for Suleyman's harem.
[Ref: 16195] £160.00