Date Created: 10 July 2019
Al-Raschid was the Caliph from 786-809. The painting, which is dated 1864, tells of the meeting of a delegation sent to Al-Raschid by Charlemagne in the year 798. Among the gifts brought by the diplomatic delegation was a falcon (held here by a young man).
This shows the importance of falconry in Persia around the year 800.
Type of print: Photogravure
Artist: Julius Köckert (1827-1918)
Printed and published by Gebbie & Husson. Philadelphia ca. 1890
Condition. Except for minimal traces of age and use: Very good clean print.
Printed not with black but with brownish ink, which provides for a rather warm texture.
16,7 x 30,6 cm (ca. 6.6 x 12")
Order Nr. FALCONRY238841
Author: Julius Köckert (1827-1918), German artist
Source: The Internet
Location: Munich, Germany
Link to Website: http://www.philographikon.com/falconry.html