1840 Manuscript letter dated 1840 by James Baillie Fraser regarding his portrait of the famous Sultan of Oman Said bin Sultan (this drawing has not been discovered yet)

Manuscript letter from Fraser regarding portrait Omani Sultan
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Manuscript letter by James Baillie Fraser to I.J.? Christian dated 16 Feb 1840 Moniack Inverness. Regarding his portrait of the famous Sultan of Oman Said bin Sultan (this drawing has not been discovered yet) The portrait was made during FraserĀ“s visit to the Sultan of Oman described in the book Narrative Of A Journey Into Khorasan.  Fraser made a copy of that portrait for Dr. Christian.

Manuscript details:

Unique manuscript letter. The letter consists of two pages and has a small tear.  Mr. James Baillie Fraser visited Muscat in 1821.  According to the letter he frequently met the Sultan and made partly from memory and partly on the spot (secretly) a sketch of the Sultan. Fraser was going to send a copy of the sketch to Christian. Neither of these sketches have been discovered so far. At this moment only a crude oil painting portrait is known of this famous Sultan.

References:

  1. Narrative Of A Journey Into Khorasan, In The Years 1821 And 1822.Published in 1825.