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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
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Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
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Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
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Still life with cake stand
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Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
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Coffee table in Herculaneum style
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Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
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Rotating lectern
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Globe clock held by Atlas
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Passetto della Regina
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High altar
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Neapolitan nativity scene
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Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
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Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
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Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
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Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
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The abduction of Proserpina
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Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
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Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
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Clay watch
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Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
Still life with cake stand
Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
Coffee table in Herculaneum style
Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
Rotating lectern
Globe clock held by Atlas
Passetto della Regina
High altar
Neapolitan nativity scene
Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
The abduction of Proserpina
Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
Clay watch
Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
Road

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Description

The portrait was made on the occasion of the signing of an important diplomatic agreement between the Kingdom of Naples and the Sublime Porta, the ancient Ottoman Empire: the "Treaty of peace, navigation and commerce", signed on 7 April 1740, with which the king of Naples laid the foundations for a resumption of trade in the Mediterranean, stemming the phenomenon of piracy. By virtue of this agreement, Sultan Mahmud I sent Ambassador Haji HusseinEffendi to Naples, who arrived on 30 August 1741, was received at court on 18 September and stayed in the city for a month, with a very rich and colorful following.

In memory of the event, King Charles commissioned the painting to Giuseppe Bonito, official court painter. Bonito placed the figure of the ambassador at the center of the scene with the exponents of the main ranks of the embassy around him. The Effendi wears a velvet dolimàno with silk brocades worked with flowers, under the feràce, a long cloak; the peich, or staffieri, wear satin or damask dresses with light shapes and different colors, wrapped in a silk belt. On the head of the characters is the typical turban, wrapped around a red cap, which was called a horn. At the Prado Museum in Madrid there is an autograph replica of the painting, sent to the Queen of Spain Elisabetta Farnese, mother of Charles of Bourbon.


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