- Museum number
- Series: A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc
Portrait of an Arabian; painting mounted onto an album folio, Bside. Shown wearing a robe with black and white vertical stripes over a pale blue short-sleeved garment. Red trousers, yellow shoes, gold belt and buttons, red cap in a black turban with a gold, blue and red cloth around it. Wide sleeved undergarment. Orange tulip 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