London, South Kensington
19 June 1998
Portrait of the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman
oil on board, oval bust portrait, the bearded sultan wears fur-lined cape, green and gold tunic, red sash and white hat with crescent moon and jewelled band, inscribed above 'Sultan Soliman Ghan Imperator Turcar', European, possibly Italian, signed with the initials B.D., 17th/18th century framed -- 18.7 x 13.6cm.
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