Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
A heavily-armed man



Physical description: A man in a short, multi-coloured jacket and blue trousers, with a red and brown headdress, armed with a musket, a yatagan, and two pistols
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 66
Dimensions: Height: 32.2 cm, Width: 18.5 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895
See a similar 'Asiatic soldier of Brusa' in diamond-patterned jerkin in illustrations of Ottomans, circa 1790, from Costumes Turcs, an album owned by Heinrich Friedrich von Diez



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