Hussein Pasha,mit seinem Leibmamelucken, oder der Grosse Unbekannte undter den TŁurken
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 170 x 205mm (6ĺ x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene from Russo-Turkish War (1827-29), a rather romantic portrait of Hussein Pasha, commander of the Ottoman forces, astride a charger at the head of his mamlukes. The war started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement fight the Battle of Navarino in 1827: the Turks closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. The war ended with the Treaty of Adrianople, which increased Russian dominance around the Black Sea area and Georgia, and, most importantly, forced the Sultan to promise autonomy for Greece.
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