- Museum number
- Series: A briefe relation of the Turckes, their kings, Emperors, or Grandsigneurs, their conquests, religion, customes, habbits, etc
Portrait of a royal household servant; painting mounted onto an album folio, B side. Servant is shown standing looking to right of page, holding a covered bowl with a high, wide foot before him. Bearded and wearing a high turban. His skirt is lifted and tucked into his sash. Découpage cypresses to either side of the portrait. 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.
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