GUARDI, Gianantonio
(b. 1699, Wien, d. 1760, Venezia)

The Amorous Turk

Oil on canvas, 46 x 64 cm
Private collection

The painting is part of a set of forty-three representing Turkish subjects painted in 1742-43 for Field Marshal Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg. The subject of this picture can be identified on the basis of an engraving which has the following description: Turkish lover who cuts his arm in front of his mistress to prove his love.

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