Item #28354 Mamalukes Exercising in the Square of Mourad Bey's Palace. Luigi Mayer, Thomas Milton.

Mamalukes Exercising in the Square of Mourad Bey's Palace.

London: T. Bensley for R. Bower, 1804. 'Mamalukes Exercising...' shows warriors practicing their martial skills with weapons as observers watch from balconies. When Mayer produced these images, Britain and France were vying for control of colonial territories, and this volume captivated and informed audiences in Europe about the country's culture and political structures. [University of Reading] A print from "Views in Palestine, from the Original Drawings of Luigi Mayer, with an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Country and Its Remarkable Places".

Mayer [1755–1803] was an Italian-German artist and one of the earliest and most important late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. His "Views in Palestine" were made into aquatints with the help of T. Milton.

Aquatint with plate mark 15 1/4 x 12", on paper 18 x 12 3/4", very good condition with delicate color and detail. Item #28354

Price: $100.00

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