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Volume 19

 

 

 

 A scene from a Turkish Harem

Franz Hermann; Hans Gemminger; Valentin Mueller

Painting, oil on canvas, 1654, 130 x 193.5 cm. The inscription reads: "Because it is not the custom for distinguished Turkish ladies to leave the house or to meet foreigners, they invite each other to their houses and entertain themselves with dance, comedy and other such entertainment".

 

 

Turkish feast (Fête turque)

Jean-Baptiste A.-H. Hilaire or Hilair (France, 1753-1822)

Drawing, pen and wash, 1782 approx., 15 x 22 cm. 

 

 

Turkish dancers and musicians in a harem (Danseuses et musiciens turcs dans un harem)

Jacques Carrey (France, 1649-1726) (attributed)

Drawing, pen and ink, 1850 approx., 30.2 x 45.6 cm

 

 

Dance of Turkish women (Danse de femmes turques)

Jacques Carrey (France, 1649-1726) (attributed)

Drawing, pen and ink, 1850 approx., 30 x 45 cm

 

 Woman of the seraglio (Femme du serail)

Seeman Manzoni (attributed to)

Print, etching hand-coloured, 1813, 27.2 x 20.4 cm. From Manzoni, Seeman (?): Costumes orientaux inédits, dessinés d'après nature en 1796, 1797, 1798, 1802 et 1809. Paris, 1813.

 

 

The war in Turkey: Calling the people to arms at Adrianople

Print, 1876, 25.1 x 21.3 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Adrianople is the old name for Edirne, a town in Eastern Thrace, Turkey.

 

 

A harem scene

Valentin Mueller (attributed)

Gouache, 1654, 130 x 193 cm. After a series of gouaches executed following the visit of the Austrian delegation which left Vienna for Constantinople in July 1628.

 

 

Entertaining figures gathered around a Kursi

Painting, oil on canvas, 1750 approx., 35.5 x 48.5 cm. Most probably a work of a Venetian artist established in Constantinople. Kursi is a table covered with cloth, underneath which a brazier provides warmth.

 

 

 Marriage of the Sultan's daughter - fête at Baltaliman

Print, 1854, 15.2 x 23.5 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Nuptials of Fathma Sultane and Ali Gholib Pacha, son of Redschid Pacha, celebrated with great magnificence at Constantinople, at the Palace of Baltaliman, which the Sultan has presented to his daughter as a part of her dowry.

 

 

 

 The Sweet Waters of Asia

Johann Michael Wittmer (Germany, 1802-1880)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1837 approx., 81 x 118.5 cm. At the center is shown the crown prince of Bavaria Maximilian. The Sweet Waters of Asia is where two streams, the Göksu and the Küçüksu flow into the Bosphorus opposite Constantinople (Istanbul).

 

 

A female dancer at Constantinople (Une danseuse à Constantinople)

Print, color, 1802.

 

 

 A feast given in Constantinople upon orders by the Grand Sovereign to Madame la marquise d'Usson de Bonnac, née Gontaut Biron, ambassador of France (Fête donnée à Constantinople par ordre du Grand Seigneur à Madame la marquise d'Usson de Bonnac, née Gontaut Biron, ambassadrice de France)

Jean-Baptiste van Mour (France, 1671-1737)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1730 approx., 90 x 120 cm. Private collection.

 

 

 

Valide Sultana watching two female dancers and two little jugglers

Manuscript illumination, miniature, 1689 approx. Valide Sultana was the most powerful woman in the imperial harem. This work was commissionned by Madame Girardin, wife of the French ambassador to the Sublime Porte.

 

 

Four köçek dancers performing on a rope and two other on a boat, while the Sultan is watching

Manuscript illumination, miniature, color, 1750 approx. A scene at Constantinople (Istanbul).

 

 

Turkey. Sabre dance (Turquie. La danse du sabre)

                Print, chromolithograph, color, card, 1900 approx. Publicity card for "Peptone de viande de la Compagnie Liebig".                                                                               

 

Tchenky or public dancer (Tschenky ou danseur public)

Girardet (engraving)

Print, 1787.

 

 

Tchenky or public dancer (Tschenky ou danseur public)

Le Barbier l'ainé (drawing); B. J. Henriquez (engraving)

Print, 1787, 17.6 x 11.9 cm

 

 

 

Dancing girls from the South coast of Turkey

Jean-Baptiste van Mour (France, 1671-1737) (attributed to)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1720 approx., 36 x 45 cm

 

 

View of At-meïdan Square - Hippodrome (Vue de la place At-meïdan - Hippodrome) Print, engraving, copper, 1782. Istanbul, Constantinople.

Jean-Baptiste A.-H. Hilaire or Hilair (France, 1753-1822) (drawing)

 

 

 Woman of the Seraglio (Femme du Séraï)

Jean-Baptiste A.-H. Hilaire or Hilair (France, 1753-1822) (drawing)

Print, engraving, copper, 1782, Turkey, Istanbul, Constantinople.

 

 

The interior of a harem

Giovanni Antonio Guardi(Italy, 1699-1760)

Painting, oil on canvas, 1742 approx., 44 x 62.2 cm. One of the 43 paintings with Turkish scenes commissioned to Guardi by Field Marshal Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg.

 

 

Tchingui, Turkish male dancer (Tchingui, danseur turc)

B. Picart (engraving)

 Print, 1742 approx., 14.4 x 10 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.

 

 

Tchingui or Turkish dancer no. 55 (Tchingui ou danseur turc no. 55)

Gérard Jean-Baptise Scotin (1671-1716)

 Print, engraving watercolored, 1700 approx.,    49 x 33 cm. Numbered and monogrammed J.B., bearing the royal privilege.

 

 

Tchinguis, or Turkish female dancer (Tchinguis, ou danseuse turque)

B. Picart (engraving)

 Print, 1742 approx., 14.4 x 10 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection.

 

 

Entertainment for a young couple

Miniature, manuscript illumination, 1825 approx., 26.5 x 21.5 cm. Qajar style, Persia, Iran.

 

 

Dancing girl posturing on a carpet (Danseuse posant sur un tapis)

Miniature, manuscript illumination, 1850 approx., 21 x 14 cm. Post-Safavid period, Qajar style, Ottoman, Persia, Iran.

 

 

Dancing girl

Miniature, manuscript illumination, 1920 approx., 19.5 x 15 cm. Qajar style, Ottoman, Persia.

 

 

Lady dancing in outdoor dress

Miniature, manuscript illumination, 1920 approx., 20 x 15 cm. Qajar style, Ottoman, Persia.

 

 

Phul-Nana perfume

Print, wood, 1896, 15 x 10 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. An advertisement in The Illustrated London News. London, 28/11/1896.

 

 

Scene from the new ballet of "Une étoile", at the Royal Italian Opera

Print, wood, 1854, 15 x 23 cm. Athens, Alkis Raftis Collection. Opening scene, representing the interior of the harem.

 

 

 

 


 

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