Spahis, or Horse Soldier.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t 25 July 1768.
Fine engraving. Plate 266 x 190mm (10½ x 7½"). Uncut with large margins.
Spahis were originally the light cavalry regiments of the French army recruited primarily from the indigenous populations of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. 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: 30118] £160.00