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Sir Robert Sherley, Persian envoy in Rome, dressed in cloak and turban; leaf from van Dyck's Italian Sketchbook (containing 121 leaves)
Pen and brown ink
Verso: male head with turban, frontal view, at top left; male head with a hat, in profile, at top centre; male head, in profile, at top right; bearded male head with turban, in three-quarter view, at bottom left; bearded male head with turban, in frontal view, at bottom centre; male head with a hat, in frontal view, at bottom right
Black chalk, partially reworked in pen and black ink
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Height: 199 millimetres
Width: 157 millimetres (sight measurement)
- Curator's comments
- See Curatorial comment for BM 1957-12-14-207.1.
The study on the recto is for Sir Robert Shirley's portrait now in Petworth House, Sussex. See curatorial comment for 1957,1214.207.60.
Adriani suggests that the studies of heads on the verso are after the retinue of Sir Shirley.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 Feb-June, BM, Dept of Middle East, "Shah 'Abbas. The Remaking of Iran", cat.no.18
2019-2020 10 Oct - 26 Jan, London, BM, G35: "Inspired by the East: how the Islamic World influenced Western Art”
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- Acquisition notes
- See Acquisition history in BM 1957-12-14-207.1 for further details of provenance.
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