|Artist||Frederick Hendrik van Hove|
|Published||[Printed by J. M. for John Starkey at the Mitre in Fleet Street near Temple Bar,1680]|
|Dimensions||Image 176 x 144, Plate 241 x 153, Sheet 292 x 193 mm|
A portrait of the Turkish Emperor Sultan Murad IV (ruled 1623-1640), a young boy wearing an ornate feathered turban and cape. From Paul Rycaut's 'The History of the Turkish Empire from the Year 1640. to the Year 1677', first published in 1679.
Frederick Hendrick Van Hove (circa 1628-1698) was an engraver born in The Hague. He studied under F. Bouttats in Antwerp before moving back to work in his hometown as a draughtsman and engraver. He came to London in around 1692, where he worked for the last years of his life.
Sir Paul Rycaut FRS (23 December 1629–16 November 1700) was a British diplomat and historian, and an authority on the Ottoman Empire.
Condition: Time toned. Tear to lower right corner. Surface dirt.