Sultan Ahmed III Crowned in the Mosque at Eyups (Aubry de La Mottraye's "Travels throughout Europe, Asia and into Part of Africa...," London, 1724, vol. I, pl. 17B)

Etching and engraving | 24.5 x 17.4cm | 1723-24

After Jean Baptiste Vanmour

Hogarth made this print early in his career to illustrate a travel book by the French author Aubry de La Mottraye. The image of the Turkish sultan being crowned derives in part from "Recueil de cent estampes représentant differéntes nations du Levant...
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