Unique Ink and watercolour. Sheet 440 x 350mm (17¼ x 13¾"). Chips in edges.
Faintly satirical portraits of six Turks, all wearing traditional fezzes. One sits on an ink pot titles 'Encre de la Toute Petite Vertu' ('ink of all small vertue'). 'The First Congress of Ottoman Opposition' had been held in Paris two years earlier, at which were 47 'Young Turk' delegates, with the second three years later. These men are probably members of the opposition-in-exile, although we have been unable identify them.
[Ref: 39219] £540.00