A Greek Woman of Scio, An Island in the Archipelago.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t July 25. 1768.
Fine engraving. Plate 266 x 190mm (10½ x 7½"). Uncut with large margins.
A woman in costume from Chios, the fifth largest of the Greek Islands in the Aegean Sea. 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: 30121] £190.00