The Reception of François Pidou de Saint Olon, the Ambassador of Louis XIV of France, by Ismail Ibn Sharif.

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Title

The Reception of François Pidou de Saint Olon, the Ambassador of Louis XIV of France, by Ismail Ibn Sharif.

Subject

Political Leaders/Elites

Description

An oil painting of the reception of François Pidou de Saint Olon, Ambassador of King Louis XIV of France, by Sultan Moulay Ismael of Morocco on 19 June 1693.

Sultan Isma'il is pictured riding a horse in the center of the image. Ambassador François is the figure wearing a tricorne hat to the right of Sultan Isma'il. To the left of the sultan are two people with darker complexions than everyone else in the painting. These were likely black slaves who served in the sultan's armies and royal courts.

Creator

Pierre-Denis Martin

Source

Art Net - http://www.artnet.de - A Dutch art auction website. Can be found elsewhere, but this site had background information available.

Date

1693

Contributor

Tim McGaha

Rights

Public Domain

Format

JPEG image

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Morocco 17th Century
Europe 17th Century

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil on canvas painting

Physical Dimensions

69.2 x 87.6 cm (27.2 x 34.5 in)

Geolocation

Citation

Pierre-Denis Martin, “The Reception of François Pidou de Saint Olon, the Ambassador of Louis XIV of France, by Ismail Ibn Sharif.,” Digital Histories, accessed May 20, 2024, https://digitalhistories.kennesaw.edu/items/show/81.