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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 214

    THE EASTERN QUESTION, 1878

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    THE EASTERN QUESTION, 1878
    printed in black on cotton, 1887, Who Will Solve It?, with portraits of Gorschakoff, Andrassy, Safvet Pacha and Bismarck, which when folded make a single head of Disraeli--22in. square (56cm.)


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    The Eastern Question revolved around the weakness of Turkey and the comparative strength of Russia. If the handkerchief is folded, Russia obscures Turkey, mirroring the conflict. If folded along the diagonals, the portrait of Benajmin Disraeli appears.

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