Wenceslaus Hollar

Al-Rashīd Ibn Muhammad I Al Sharif

Al-Rashīd Ibn Muhammad I Al Sharif by Wenceslaus Hollar

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Al-Rashīd was the Moroccan sultan to whom Charles II sent his embassy, vainly hoping to negotiate terms for peace and trade that would secure Tangier’s future. The king’s ambassador never met Al-Rashīd and the embassy was a failure. As Al-Rashīd did not visit Tangier during Hollar’s time there this portrait cannot be ‘from the life’. As he signed this print only fecit (made it) and not delineavit (drew it), Hollar may have copied another print or someone else’s drawing to make this etching.

Al-Rashīd Ibn Muhammad I Al Sharif
Wenceslaus Hollar
Production date
166 x 122 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
Other ID
1472 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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