Urshi Usta. Officer and Cook of the Janissaries.Engraved from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t July 25, 1768.
Fine engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 260 x 190mm (10¼ x 7½"). Uncut with large margins. Crease and tear to margin.
The Janissaries comprised infantry units that formed the Turkish Sultan's household troops and bodyguards. 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.
See Ref: 11698 for cut version. Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
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