Halvadgi, ou Confiseur du Serail.13.
Avec. Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Plate 355 x 248mm. 14 x 9¾". Small hole in plate. Trimmed in right margin. Some light paper tone.
A man holding a pot with holes from which steam comes out; a sweet-maker or confectionary cook in the Palace. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III. From "Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant".
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