Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

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Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

by George J. Stodart, published by William Mackenzie, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, late 1870s-1880s
10 5/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (271 mm x 180 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D47408

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  • William Mackenzie (active mid 19th century), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits.
  • George J. Stodart (active 1884-1892), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 30 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6578 portraits.

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Mustafa Tekce

25 May 2018, 16:12

Dear sir or madam,

This is Sultan Murad V instead of Abd-ul Hamid.

Regards,