'Femme Moresque', 'Tartare de Crimée', 'Prestre Grec', 'Habillement des principaux Barbaresques'
Copper Plate Engravings 1714. Framed in handmade water gilt frames.
Between 1707 and 1708, Charles de Ferriol (1637-1722), ambassador to King Louis XIV of France at the Ottoman court under the reign of Ahmed III, invited the painter Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737)
to spend time at the Ottoman capital so as to create paintings, from nature, of monuments, traditional scenes and portraits. The large majority of the portraits were of figures in the costumes of the time.
Theses works were engraved under the direction of the printer Jacques Le Hay and printed in Paris in 1714. The finished work consisted originally of 100 plates,the following year two extra plates were added.
The work was a huge success and helped France and the rest of Europe to know the way of life at the Ottoman Court.
HEIGHT: 57 cm (22½")
WIDTH: 45 cm (17¾")
DEPTH: 3 cm (1¼")
£3,000 + VAT for the set
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