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Illustrations of Ottomans circa 1809 from
Stratford Canning's Pictures of Turkey
Bostancibasi, or member of the Imperial Guard

Physical description: An Official in a plain brown robe, with a large red headdress, folded to the side
Object: Watercolour
Place of origin: Istanbul, Turkey (Painted)
Date: about 1809 (Painted)
Artist/Maker: Anonymous Greek artist (Painter)
Marks and inscriptions: Numbered 49 Inscribed on back in pencil Bostanji Bachi ?
Dimensions: Height: 32.3 cm, Width: 18.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum. Museum number: D.88-1895

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See a very similar Bostancji Bachi in The Costume of Turkey