Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1727 - c. 1730

Ambassador Cornelis Calkoen at his Audience with Sultan Ahmed III, Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1727 - c. 1730

olieverf op doek, h 90cm × w 121cm. More details

The actual audience was held in the sultan’s private living quarters in the palace. After the meal with the grand vizier, Calkoen and his retinue were presented with kaftans as a sign of hospitality, but also to cover the clothing of the ‘non-believers’. Ahmed sits on a throne, with four princes next to him. Calkoen is giving a speech and will afterwards present his credentials to the sultan.

Jean Baptiste Vanmour

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

meltem by Meltem Dağaşan

March 16 2014 - 32 works

Osmanli by A.Betos

February 26 2014 - 7 works

Interiors by Marie-Claire Springham

February 13 2014 - 68 works

Make your own creations with this work