Mufti. Chief of the Mahometan Church.Engraved from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d acc.g to Act of Parl.t July 25 1768.
Fine engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 279 x 202mm (11 x 8"). Uncut with large margins.
A Mufti, an Islamic scholar who is an interpreter and expounder of Islamic law. 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.
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