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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
An Ottoman Official, perhaps the Sultan's private secretary



Physical description: An Official in a green fur-trimmed robe, wearing a green and white turban, with a portfolio for documents
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 23 Inscribed on back in pencil Private secretary to the Grand Signior
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895



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