This listing is for an 1846 print from engraving
Engraved by W. Holl from the original painting.
Mirza Mohammed Ali Beg, or as he was also called, the Persian Convert was born in 1802 in the city of Derbant, in modern day Dagestan (Russia, but originally Persia aka Iran). He later converted from the muslim religion and became a christian, and was named at his Baptism Alexander Kazem Beg. Later in his life he was appointed professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Kazan. The engraving comes with an original page describing the life of the man. This is incomplete but a copy of the rest of the text can be supplied on request.
Provenance: From Gallery of Engravings; Edited by the Rev. G. N. Wright etc; Published London : Fisher, Son and Co., The Caxton Press Angel Street,Newgate Street; Rue St Honore, Paris - 1846.ekburnC.
It is printed on good quality grade paper which is blank on the reverse. There is age yellowing with staining spotting to border area - please check the larger picture for condition.The scan shows the staining up as being more pronounced than it actually is. The overall print including borders measures 240 x 190 mm (9.5 x 7.5 inches) approximately. The print bears the original indent markings/plate marks on the borders from the engraving printing process and is a feature of prints of this age. The accompanying page has age yellowing and marking.This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope.
Our use of the term "an original print" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated. This includes examples of various methods of printmaking including engravings, etchings, woodcuts etc. Many prints inevitably would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one.
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