Mehmet, the vizir kâhyasi, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1727 - c. 1730

Mehmet, the vizir kâhyasi, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1727 - c. 1730

oil on canvas, h 34.5cm × w 27.5cm × w 1.2kg More details

Mehmet was the vizir kâhyasi (lieutenant) of the grand vizier. He indulged in wild excess and luxury. This was one of the reasons why he, along with the grand vizier, was murdered by his subordinates in 1730. When his houses were plundered, great hoards of gold were found hidden in secret cellars.

On display in room 1.3

Collections with this work

Vanmour

rumeysa

May 19 2023 - 8 works 25 0

Ottoman 2

Emin

April 10 2024 - 288 works 43 0

Op het hoofd

Chant

February 23 2023 - 244 works 2234 14