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signature and date: lower right: "F. Schlegel / 1857"
inscription: on back: "Braheem Effendi / F. Schlegel Pinxit 1857 for W. C. Prime"
After graduating from Princeton University in 1843, the subject studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in New York. He would distinguish himself not only as a lawyer, but as a journalist, author, art historian, and Near East enthusiast as well. In this portrait, a gift to the Society from his great-grandson, he appears in Arab costume with ruins of Egyptian temples in the background.
Gift of Benjamin L. Prime
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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