A Turkish Female Slave, playing on the Dulcimer.
Coloured aquatint with small margins. 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼"). Staining in edge of margin.
A musical costume plate from John Cam Hobhouse's 'A Journey Through Albania, and other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople'. Hobhouse (1st Baron Broughton, 1786-1869), met Byron at Trinity College, Cambridge, and travelled with him through Italy, Greece and Turkey, a journey which resulted in this book. Hobhouse became Byron's executor after the poet's death in 1824. Despite being imprisoned in Newgate for writing a Radical pamphlet in 1819 Hobhouse became a successful Whig politician, serving in government as Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, First Commissioner of Woods and Forests and President of the Board of Control. He became a Privy Councillor in 1832.
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