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Genuine 1802 Hand-Coloured Aquatint. By Luigi Mayer.The Lovers Fountain With the Adjacent Mosque

Genuine 1802 Hand-Coloured Aquatint. By Luigi Mayer.The Lovers Fountain With the Adjacent Mosque

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High quality hand- coloured aquatint on Whatman paper from Luigi Mayer's "Views in Egypt, Palestine and Other Parts of the Ottoman Empire" published between 1801 and 1804. This particular aquatint was publsihed by R. Bowyer Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, London, in November 1802. Aquatint is 31.5 cm x 24 cm. Very good condition. Ready for framing.

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Luigi Mayer (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.[1] 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.[2] 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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