Reis Effendi; Principale Secretary of State.Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Baltimore.
Publ.d accord.g to Act of Parl.t Jan.y 30. 1769.
Fine engraving. Plate 266 x 190mm (10½ x 7½"). Uncut with large margins. Crease to margin. Spot of rust in image.
The Reis Effendi, a political post in the Ottoman Empire, the Foreign Minister or Secretary of State; also seen as the Chancellor of the Empire. 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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