Edward Wortley was much influenced by his childhood visit to Constantinople between 1716-18. Using his inheritance as security against his creditors he left England permanently in 1762 and travelled in the Middle East as an enthusiastic archaeologist for a little over a decade. In 1773, Edward settled in Venice and lived, according to one of his contemporaries, with ‘the manners, habit and magnificence of a Turk.’ Montagu was a magnificent painting from the early 1700’s with a commanding presence as a pillow or wall display. Measures 12″ x 16″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. We are partial to silk threads for this piece and will be happy to select and add all the colors or change the background color to a brighter blue or sky color combination. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. Please contact us if you would like us to add your choice of threads.