Andrea Soldi
Portrait of Henry Lannoy Hunter in Oriental Dress, Resting from Hunting, with a Manservant Holding Game c.1733-6

Artwork details

Artist
Andrea Soldi c.1703–1771
Title
Portrait of Henry Lannoy Hunter in Oriental Dress, Resting from Hunting, with a Manservant Holding Game
Date c.1733-6
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1185 x 1460 mm
frame: 1378 x 1654 x 85 mm
Collection
No information available
Reference
T11977
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1730

Display caption

Henry Hunter was a Levant Company merchant based in Aleppo, the trading capital of Syria (then under Ottoman rule) and the gateway to the silk routes. He is shown in Turkish attire, being presented with the trophies of his day’s hunting. Hunting was a frequent pastime of the Aleppo merchants, whose leisure activities were otherwise restricted. The Italian painter Andrea Soldi travelled to the Middle East before settling in England in 1736 on the advice of the British merchants.

February 2016

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