Edwd. Wortley Montagu Esq.in his Turkish Dress.
Published by J. Sewell, 32 Cornhill, 1 April 1793.
Engraving, 145 x 100mm. 5¾ x 4". Large margins.
Bust portrait of Edward Wortley Montagu (1713 - 1776), writer and traveller; son of traveller Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. He wears a turban and long beard. Edward Wortley Montagu was a traveller, linguist and eccentric. He was much influenced by his childhood visit to Constantinople with his parents between 1716-18. Using his inheritance as security against his creditors he left England permanently in 1762 and travelled in the Middle East as an enthusiastic archaeologist for a little over a decade. In 1773, Edward settled in Venice and lived, according to one of his contemporaries, with 'the manners, habit and magnificence of a Turk.' For the 'European Magazine' periodical.
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