"Cosaque portrant des depeches" and "Mameluk, Porte Etendard" by Victor Adam

Cosaque portrant des depeches and Mameluk, Porte Etendard by Victor Adam

"Cosaque portrant des depeches" and "Mameluk, Porte Etendard"

Victor Adam

Title

"Cosaque portrant des depeches" and "Mameluk, Porte Etendard"

 
Artist

Victor Adam

  1801 - 1866 (biography)
Year
c. 1840  
Technique
lithograph after a drawing by C. Vernet 
Image Size
4 1/2 x 7" (both images) 
Signature
unsigned as published 
Edition Size
unknown 
Annotations
"Lith de Lemercier" in lower center magin; "C Vernet del" and "V. Adam lith." under both images 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Ch. Tilt, London and chez Aumont, Paris 
Inventory ID
7751 
Price
$125.00 
Description
The Cosaques (Cossacks) were warriors, settlers, nomads, and marauders who provided an irregular cavalry in the tsarist Russian army. They were predominantly East Slavic people located in Ukraine and in Russia. The Mamelukes, a military and landholding aristocracy, were prominent in Middle Eastern history. They were recruited originally from non-Arab slaves imported to serve various traditional Muslim rulers as soldiers and officials. The Mamelukes eventually assumed power and between the 13th and 19th centuries Mameluke regimes appeared throughout the Muslim world.