22 novembre 2010

Attribuito a Francesco Battaglioli (Modena (?) circa 1722 - 1796 circa Venezia(?), Instanbul, Veduta di Santa Sofia.

Attribuito a Francesco Battaglioli (Modena (?) circa 1722 - 1796 circa Venezia(?), Instanbul, Veduta di Santa Sofia. Photo: Sotheby's. olio su tela; 77.5 x 100.5 cm. Est. 25,000—35,000 EUR. Lot Sold 396,750 EUR Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art and Rare Books, 16 Nov 10, Milan. www.sothebys.com Francesco Battaglioli est connu comme peintre de vedute et Cappriccios des paysages de Venise et de la Vénétie (Brescia et Trévise). Il aurait été un élève de Raffaele Rinaldi. Il a... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2010

Istanbul's Pera Palace to Reopen and Seek Return to Glory Era

The main hall of Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. AP Photo/Pera Palace. ISTANBUL (AP).- It was the last stop on the Orient Express, a grand hotel with Istanbul's first electric elevator where artists and aristocrats sipped champagne beneath chandeliers as the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the world drifted toward war. Mata Hari, accused of spying and executed in France in 1917, stayed at the Pera Palace Hotel. So did Greta Garbo, who played the shadowy dancer in a 1931 movie. Ernest Hemingway checked in to report on war between... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2010

Ahmet Ertug, HAREM: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1990

Ahmet Ertug, HAREM: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1990. photo Phillips de Pury & Company Lightjet print, printed later and flush-mounted. 228 x 180 cm (89 3/4 x 70 7/8 in).  Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/5 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof. ESTIMATE £16,000-18,000 SOLD 18 750 € PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist LITERATURE R. Bragner et al., Topkapi Palace of Felicity, İstanbul: Ertuğ & Kölük, 1990, p. 217 ... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2009

"À la cour du Grand Turc : caftans du palais de Topkapi" @ Musée du Louvre

Portrait équestre d'Osman II. Attribuée à Ahmed NakYi © Hadiye Cangökçe, Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey À Istanbul, le musée de Topkapi conserve une collection exceptionnelle, composée de vêtements et accessoires réalisés pour les membres de la famille ottomane. Considérés comme des reliques après la mort de leur possesseur, ils sont devenus la mémoire de cette dynastie et le reflet de la magnificence des cérémonies officielles organisées à la Cour. L’exposition propose une sélection de pièces datant de la fin du XVe... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2009

Bonhams to auction Maltese Artist's 1875 Grand Tour Watercolour Sketchbook, Est. £500,000

LONDON. - A remarkable sketchbook containing over 80 stunning watercolours by Count Amadeo Preziosi, who left Malta to spend his life in Constantinople (Istanbul), is one of the highlights of Bonhams next Travel and Exploration Sale on 16th  September in New Bond Street. The sketchbook taken on a Grand Tour of Europe in 1875 by the watercolour artist, Count Amadeo Preziosi (1816-1882), self-titled ‘Souvenir de mon dernier voyage’ is estimated to sell for £320,000-500,000. The book provides a brilliant insight into a lost... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

Amadeo Preziosi, Stamboul. Recollections of Eastern Life. Paris: Lemercier, 1858

Amadeo Preziosi, Stamboul. Recollections of Eastern Life. Paris: Lemercier, 1858 first edition, oblong folio (418 x 565mm.), tinted lithographed title and 29 chromolithographed plates, captions in English and French, later half morocco incorporating part of original cloth gilt calligraphic binding on upper cover, a fine copy. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP  LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Atabey 999 (second issue dated 1861); Blackmer 1353 (second edition dated 1865) Sotheby's. Natural History, Travel, Atlases... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread çatma panel, Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey

An Ottoman voided silk velvet and metal thread çatma panel, Bursa or Istanbul, Turkey, late 16th/early 17th century the rich crimson voided silk velvet ground with an overall repeating pattern of offset rows of silver coloured crescent medallions, each medallion enclosing a golden serrated sun motif, and issuing pendant small feathered palm motifs. two loom widths, joined on the central axis, mounted on a stretcher. approximately 168 by 127cm. Estimate 160,000—200,000 USD PROVENANCE: Kelekian Collection LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
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