The Right Hon Sir Gore Ouseley c1832
Portrait of The Right Hon Sir Gore Ouseley, Bart F.S.A. with facsimile signature. After the painting by R. Rothwell R.H. A. the artist and here engraved by H. Cook. Published: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Fisher, Son & Co. 1832.
Condition: Very good, fine steel engraving. Engraved image size including facsimile signature approx 5.75" x 3.5" (145mm x 90mm) Mount: Smoke Grey 10" x 8" (255mm x 205mm) Ready to frame.
From an Irish family and made a baronet in 1808. Appointed His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Persia from 1810-1814 and accompanied by his older brother the Orientalist Sir William Ouseley (q.v.) who served as his private secretary. He was awarded the Imperial Order of the Lion and Sun by Fath 'Ali Shah in January 1812. The two brothers formed separate major collections of Oriental manuscripts. Sir Gore Ouseley's collection were at one time divided but are now mostly reunited in the Bodleian in the 'Ouseley Additions' and 'Elliott' MSS.
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.