In 1535 Charles V captured Tunis from the Turks. The artist Jan Vermeyen travelled with the troops to report on the expedition. He also made a portrait of the future King of Tunis, Mulay Ahmad. Signs of the war can be seen in the background. Vermeyen portrayed the prince himself with a noble air, holding a sword in his right hand. In the upper right corner he added the royal coat of arms with an Arabic inscription: 'There is one God, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet'.
Portrait of Mulay Ahmad
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|Title||Portrait of Mulay Ahmad|
|Material and technique||Etching|
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 464 mm
Width 377 mm
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen
|Accession number||L 1959/51 (PK)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Stichting Lucas van Leyden 1959|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Creation date||in circa 1535 - 1536|
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Etching > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|