This hand coloured aquatint by Luigi Meyer is in exceptionally good condition with the image clean and fresh, unfaded, never been framed. Dust and light creases in the white border and a couple of small chips to edges (all hidden by the mount), crease at top left just catches the image; colouring fresh, legend at base line with artist and engravers imprint. J. Whatman type cartridge paper. T. Milton engraved the plate.
• Date: 1801
• Print size: 12.25" x 9"
• Mounted size: 19.5" x 14.5" (can be reduced to standard size of 18" x 14")
• Mount colour: Cream
*Luigi Meyer (1755-1803) was an Italian-German artist and one of the earliest and most important late 18th-century European painters of the Ottoman Empire. He was a close friend of Sir Robert Ainslie, 1st Baronet, a British ambassador to Turkey between 1776 and 1792, and the bulk of his paintings and drawings during this period were commissioned by Ainslie. He travelled extensively through the Ottoman Empire between 1776 and 1794, and became well known for his sketches and paintings of panoramic landscapes of ancient sites from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, Turkey and Egypt, particularly ancient monuments and the Nile. Many of the works were amassed in Ainslie's collection, which was later presented to the British Museum, providing a valuable insight into the Middle East of that period.
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