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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    Circle of Antoine-Ignace Melling (French, 1763-1831)

    View of Constantinople, circa 1750

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Antoine-Ignace Melling (French, 1763-1831)
    View of Constantinople, circa 1750
    grey wash on paper
    16 x 53¼ in. (40.7 cm. x 135.6 cm.)


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    At the time when this painting was exectued the Ottoman Empire was enjoying the only time of relative calm in a century dominated by war, first with Venice and later with Austria and Russia. Sultan Mahmud I (r.1730-1754) was on the throne, and the empire had begun its long period of decline.

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    Provenance

    With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.