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A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1974,0617,0.13.1

  • Title (series)

    • A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc
  • Description

    Portrait of Sultan Suleiman; painting mounted onto an album folio, B side. Sultan shown kneeling on small rug, holding fruit in his right hand, and a cloth in his left hand. He is bearded and wears a high turban and a coat with frogging. Inscribed. Album contains sixty folios with fifty-nine paintings of figures, and additional découpages, including floral and vegetal decoration in some margins.

    Ink and opaque watercolour on paper. Album covered with green leather.

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  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1618
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.8 centimetres (page)
    • Width: 13.2 centimetres (page)
    • Height: 20.5 centimetres (manuscript)
    • Width: 14 centimetres (manuscript)
    • Thickness: 2 centimetres (manuscript)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Arabic
      • Inscription Position

        top in a cartouche
      • Inscription Language

        Turkish
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Comment

        title
  • Curator's comments

    From an album dated 1618, consisting of sixty folios with fifty-nine paintings of figures, and additional découpages, including floral and vegetal decoration in some margins.See 1974,0617,0.13 .1-.65 for all folios included in this album.

  • Bibliography

    • Titley 1981 p.29, no.7(1) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1974

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books (OMPB), which acquired it at Sotheby's sale on 5th July, 1860 (lot 861). Album bears initials PM, probably produced for Peter Mundy.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1974,0617,0.13.1

  • Additional IDs

    • Add. 23880
    • Or. 54
Folio 1v. Album leaf painted in opaque watercolour and ink on paper.  Portrait of Sultan Suleiman kneeling on small rug, holding fruit in his right hand, and a cloth in his left hand.  He is bearded and wears a high turban and a coat with frogging. Inscri

Folio 1v. Album leaf painted in opaque watercolour and ink on paper. Portrait of Sultan Suleiman kneeling on small rug, holding fruit in his right hand, and a cloth in his left hand. He is bearded and wears a high turban and a coat with frogging. Inscri

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