A Turkish Dancer. Dancing before her Master.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d acc.g to Act of Parl.t Feb 15. 1769.
Fine engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 272 x 196mm (10¾ x 7¾"). Uncut with large margins.
A Turkish lady dancing in front of the Sultan; most likely she would have lived in the seraglio. 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: 30117] £180.00