the Turkish lLady Presented by General Keith to his Brother after ye taking of Oczakow in 1737.
Rare etching, sheet 205 x 125mm (8 x 5"). Cut to platemark top & left.
The army officer James Francis Edward Keith (1696-1758) fought in the siege of Ochakov (then part of the Ottoman Empire but now in Ukraine) in 1737, during which he was wounded. The woman portrayed here is presumably the 'young ex-Mohammedan girl' who Keith's brother George (1692/3-1778), Jacobite army officer and diplomat, bemused locals by travelling with, and who was widely believed to be George's mistress. Two pencil drawings of Jesters below bust.
J. Y. T. Greig, ‘Two fragments of autobiography by George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal of Scotland’, Miscellany … V, Scottish History Society, 3rd ser., 21 (1933), 355–74
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