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.

Title
Al-Rashīd Ibn Muhammad I Al Sharif
Artist/creator
Production date
1670
Medium
etching
Dimensions
166 x 122 mm
Inscription
Muley Arsheid Zeriff, Prince of Taffeleta, Emperoua of Marocco and. Fezz etc. W. Hollar Fecit 1670. Verso; 32 (c) x1 Top (r). Grapes.
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/239
Other ID
1472 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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