- Museum number
- Series: A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc
Portrait of a Sakka, water seller; painting mounted onto an album folio, B side. Face with hooked nose, black beard. Shown wearing pale blue cape, mauve kaftan, brown trousers, high black boots and carrying metal cup and water skin with nozzle and tap. Turban with red cap and gold spike. Damaged cypress tree cut-outs on either side. 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, with découpage on paper. Album covered with green leather.
- Production date
Height: 20.50 centimetres (manuscript)
Height: 19.80 centimetres (page)
Thickness: 2 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 14 centimetres (manuscript)
Width: 13.20 centimetres (page)
- 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.
The title given by Titley seems at variance with that inscribed above the figure, though the figure fits her description.
See 1974,0617,0.13 .1-.65 for all folios included in this album.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Add. 23880
Miscellaneous number: Or. 54