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Striking aquatint of a Mamluk leader

VERNET, Antoine-Charles-Horace (Carle).
Chef de Mamelucks.
Paris, Jazet and Bance & Aumont, [1821]. Aquatint print (image size: 48.5 x 39 cm, not including title and imprint; paper size: 55 x 45 cm), engraved by Jean Pierre Jazet after Vernet.
€ 2,000
Striking aquatint of a Mamluk leader by the acclaimed French artist Carle Vernet (1758-1836), best known for his depiction of horses and war scenes. The Mamluk leader is depicted in traditional garb with a scimitar dangling from a robe in his hand, on a horse, with a fighting scene in the background in front of a Middle Eastern town. The engraver, Jean Pierre Jazet ( 1788-1871), must have been a skilled artist himself.
A fine copy in a crisp impression.
Dayot, Carle Vernet (1925), no. 102; Nagler XXII, p. 440; cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 617.
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