Chef de Mamelucks.
Aquatint print (image size: 485 x 390 mm, not including title and imprint; paper size: 55 x 45 cm), engraved by Jean Pierre Jazet after Vernet.
Striking aquatint of a Mamluk leader by the acclaimed French artist Carle Vernet (1758-1836), best known for his depiction of horses and war scenes. The Mamluk leader is depicted in traditional garb with a scimitar dangling from a robe in his hand, on a horse, with a fighting scene in the background in front of a Middle Eastern town. The engraver, Jean Pierre Jazet (1788-1871), must have been a skilled artist himself.
A lithographed copy, retaining some of the original splendour, was published in Vienna by Joseph Trentsensky a few years later.
A fine copy in a crisp impression.
Dayot, Carle Vernet (1925), no. 102. Nagler XXII, p. 440. Cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 617.