Ja'far, Son of the Sultan of Wadai.drawn from life at Alexandria July 1827.
The son of the Sultan of Wadai, a kingdom which from 1635-1912 occupied territory in modern-day Chad and Central African Republic. His biography was published in Britain in 1830. A view probably seen by the amateur artist, Mary Anne Theresa Whitby (1784-1850) when visiting the continent in the 1820s, and reproduced by an unidentified lithographer. Whitby inherited the country seat of Newlands, Hampshire in 1819, on the death of naval officer Sir William Cornwallis, and established a private press there to print lithographs by herself and others.
Ex: Collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35711] £180.00