Boustangi; Gardener of the Seraglio.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publish'd accord.g to Act of Parl.t Jan.y 31. 1769.
Fine engraving. Plate 272 x 196mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Uncut with large margins. Slightly time stained.
A gardener to the Turkish Sultan. A seraglio (also serraglio) is the sequestered living quarters used by wives and concubines in a Turkish household. 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.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
[Ref: 30116] £180.00