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Melchior Lorck: The Portrait of Sultan Suleiman, 1559-1688

Melchior Lorck: The Portrait of Sultan Suleiman, 1559-1688

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Melchior Lorck (Danish, Flensburg 1526/27-1588)
Portrait of Sultan Seleiman, 1559/1688
Based on a portrait of Suleyman painted from life in 1559, published as an engraving by Lorck no later than 1574, when it was used to illustrate his book on Suleyman (now lost), but altered by E. G. Happel in 1688 to serve as a portrait of Ibrahim I (who reigned from 1644 to 1648) for the publication

Paper size, 20 x 16 in.
Image size, 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Digital reproduction
Printed by the Photograph Studio of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Custom framing available




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Melchior Lorck (Danish, Flensburg 1526/27-1588)
Portrait of Sultan Seleiman, 1559/1688
Based on a portrait of Suleyman painted from life in 1559, published as an engraving by Lorck no later than 1574, when it was used to illustrate his book on Suleyman (now lost), but altered by E. G. Happel in 1688 to serve as a portrait of Ibrahim I (who reigned from 1644 to 1648) for the publication

Paper size, 20 x 16 in.
Image size, 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.
Digital reproduction
Printed by the Photograph Studio of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Custom framing available







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