Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher

Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher

Price: € 6500

Offered by Robert Schreuder Antiquair



Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher Portraits of a Sultan and a Chinese calligrapher

Two portraits (numbered 21 and 24 at the back): oil on canvas on wooden panel in their original gilt wooden frames. These charming works come - presumably - from a larger series with images of Oriental characters. The interest in the Orient and the exotic took a flight in the 18th century. Certainly in Venice, a cultural melting pot where many trade relations brought together travelers from many continents. These portraits are also clearly influenced by the works of Jean Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), a Flemish painter active in Constantinople (see also his works in the Turkish cabinet in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam).

Origin
Presumably Venice or northern Italy
Period
Mid 18th century
Reference
180-281
Sizes
36 x 24.5 cm

Offered by

Robert Schreuder Antiquair

Ceintuurbaan 368
1073 EL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 624289550
http://www.robertschreuder.com

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