Portrait of a Grand Vizir (?)

The costume corresponds with that of a Grand Vizir, but the sitter may just be wearing a Turkish costume. He was once identified as Edward Wortley Montagu (1713 - 1776), and again as a self portrait.

Liotard travelled widely in Europe and the East. He visited Constantinople in 1738, and stayed there for four years, making many drawings and pastels of Oriental subjects.

Key facts

Artist dates
1702 - 1789
Full title
Portrait of a Grand Vizir (?)
Date made
about 1738-43
Medium and support
Pastel on paper
61.6 x 47.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs John P. Heseltine in memory of her husband, 1929
Inventory number
Location in Gallery