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TURKEY, CROWN PRINCE OF
Neg. No: (GP) 6961
Neg. Size: 15"x12"
Neg. Date: 23-06-1911

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Sitter: H.I.H. Prince Yusuf Izzedidin (1857-1916)(1)

Biog: Eldest son of Sultan Abdulaziz I of the Ottoman Empire; Field Marshal in the Ottoman Army; Official Representative at the Coronation of King George V.

Date: 23 June 1911.(2)

Occasion: The Coronation of King George V, 22 June 1911.

Location: -

Descr: TQL standing.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals:
Collar and Badge of 'The House Order of The Illustrious Ottoman Dynasty';(3)
Star of the Order of the Nishani Imtiaz (?)
Star, sash and Badge of an (Honorary) Knight Grand Cross of The Royal Victorian Order;
Star of the Ottoman Order of Osmaniah;
Star of the Ottoman Order of Medjidjie.

Furniture & Props: -

Photographer: Lafayette

Evidence of photographer at work: -

No of poses: 1.

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Provenance: Pinewood Studios; acquired 1989.

References:

Biog: David Williamson, comp., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol II, London, 1980, p 244; B. Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, Oxford, 1961, p 118.

Occasion: The Times, especially 12 February 1911, p 8e, 3 June 1911, p 5f, 23 June 1911, p 12c & e, 29 June 1911, p 7d.

Costume: -

Costume Supplier: -

Orders, Decorations & Medals: (House Order of the Ottoman Dynasty) For a similar example see Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, Orders, Medals and Decorations, 5 March 1987, lot No. 538; (Order of the Nishani Imtiaz) J. H. Lawrence-Archer, The Orders of Chivalry, London, 1887; (Royal Victorian Order) Burke's Peerage; (Order of Osmaniah) R. Werlich, Orders and Decorations of All Nations, Washington, 1990, p 420; (Order of Medjidjie) ibid, p 420-421.

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Acknowledgements: (Orders) David Bownes; (House Order of the Ottoman Dynasty) David Stanley.

1. ' ...The sons of Sultans used the style of Sultan before their names and Effendi after...Europeans accorded them the title of Prince...with the qualification of Imperial Highness.' (David Williamson, comp., Burke's Royal Families of the World, Vol II, London, 1980, p 238).

2. Since those responsible for labelling negatives at the Lafayette studio sometimes marked the negative with the date on which the negative came into their hands, rather than with the date of the relevant sitting, it is possible that this negative was made on the previous day, i.e. Coronation Day, 22 June 1911.

3. 'This very rare order, founded by Abdul Hamid II in 1893, was restricted to members of the Imperial family and it is believed that only sixteen were awarded.....the insignia was worn on a collar chain when in conjunction with other awards. When worn on its own it [was] hung from a ribbon' (Sotheby's Catalogue op cit.)