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The Slave Market, Constantinople.
The Slave Market, Constantinople.
Painted by Sir William Allan, P.R.S.A. Etched by C.G.Lewis & Engraved by William Giller.
Edinburgh, Published Sept.r 1 1842 by Alexander Hill, Prince's Street, and F. G. Moon, Publisher in Ordinary to His Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Albert, 20, Threadneedle Street, London.
Mezzotint with stipple and etching. 640 x 895mm (25¼ x 35¼"), with wide margins. Repaired tear in left margin, small scuff in inscription area.
A scene of a crowded market place, with a black Egyptian slave-merchant presenting a Greek girl to a Turkish pasha on horseback. To one side a mounted Circassian chief watches; on the other two men sit on a carpet smoking. In the backround is the Hagia Sophia. The painting was exhibited at the R.A. in 1838 and is now in the collection of the National Gallery of Scotland.
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