Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. MELLING, Antoine Ignace (). Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. Paris, Strassburg and London: Treuttel et Würtz. Antoine Ignace Melling was a painter, architect and voyager who is counted among the “Levantine Artists”.

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Julian Wilson jwilson christies. Melling’s long-term stay in the Ottoman capital allowed him to experience the life of the Cort, and to draw views of Bosporus and its surroundings, as well as scenes from Ottoman society, in an impressive style. He made many detailed drawings of the Sultan’s palaces, Ottoman society, and vedute of Constantinople and its environs. He set up a studio, painting for her some of the more picturesque vista of the countryside, then created etchings of his work which he hand-colored for sale to those who could not afford his paintings copyright laws being such as they were at the time, if an artist didn’t do his own etchings, someone else would, then take the money and run.

The congress took place under the patronage and in presence of the President of Turkey. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Written by Ioli Vingopoulou. The princess wanted a labyrinth for her garden like that she’d seen while in visiting Denmark. The Ottoman capital, its natural landscape as well as monuments and everyday way unfolded before the eyes of Europeans in an unparallelled way.

Even at that, the photos were in black and white, or in igmace rare cases when color was needed, had to be hand-colored by He became architect to Hatice Sultan, Selim III’s sister, and the favour of the sultan himself eventually allowed him to study the interior of the Harem and other palaces. It antoin them from the bounds of realism, allowing them to experiment with both the paint itself and their images while photography carried the load of portraits and other genre demanding realism.

His access to the palaces of Constantinople allowed him to make dozens of highly detailed drawings, as well as landscape watercolors of the city which he took back to Paris with him in With the help of Talleyrand Melling was appointed landscape painter to the Emperor Napoleon’s wife, the Empress Josephine.


Memories and the City. He became more familiar with the Ottoman palace than any Western artist since Gentile Bellini. Eventually Melling went on to design for the melliny and her brother a whole new Palace at Defterdarburnu. Monday, May 4, Antoine Ignace Itnace.

He later travelled to France, Britain and the Pyrenees. Plates all on new mounts, some with light spotting to engraved area, mellling persistent spotting at plate margins, occasional slight staining or soiling in gutter area, plate 37 with corner torn away and closed tears in gutter, another plate with long closed tear at lower margin, text vol.

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As a young man he visited his older brother, and studied Architecture and Mathematics at Klagenfurt. Photography was usually seen as too bulky, impractical, or crude until George Eastman streamlined it and National Geographic magazine began to exhibit the results. A series of facsimiles were sent out to subscribers, between and Posted by Jim Lane at 1: This facsimile edition was available in two different ignwce.

Examples of etchings with engraving by Schroeder, Duplessi-Bertaux, and Pigeot after Melling, with later professional hand-colouring, include:. Modern green half calf and marbled boards, ibnace edges.

Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published. He returned to Paris inbut despite producing a prospectus for his work soon afterwards, only began publication infinally completing it in Pamuk antoin that Melling saw the city like an Istanbullu but painted it like a cleareyed Westerner. At the time, if you wanted to be a Turkish architect, you needed to do little more than go to a library, checked out some books on the subject, then printed up some business cards.

Sometime after the government sent Melling on a drawing expedition to the Pyrenees Mountains on the southern border of France to create illustrations for a book by Joseph Antoine Cervini titled Picturesque Travels in the French Pyrenees and the Adjacent Areas.


As has been recently said, Melling saw Istanbul as an Ottoman citizen but was able to paint it as an insightful Western European. Delighted with the result, she asked Melling to redecorate the palace interior, and subsequently, a completely new neoclassical palace at Defterdarburnu.

As a young man, Melling studied architecture in Austria as well as spending time learning to paint and draw in Italy and Egypt. Inside the Harem of the Sultanc. Eryn Brobyn ebrobyn christies. The facsimile publishers also offered 25 copies of an edition of the unfolded image plates presented in a leather-bound case. Price realised GBP 91, The text for this edition is bound separately and presented in a pocket in the leather case.

Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. Antoine Ignace Melling was a French painter and architect, son of a sculptor.

Antoine Ignace Melling

When the wealthy, or some high governmental official, traveled abroad, it was not uncommon for them to include in their entourage a sketch artist, watercolorist, or even a full-blown professional painter to record what they saw.

Later around Melling visited the Netherlands ruled by France at the time where he painted not just the large cities, but also fell in love with the Dutch village of Broek in Waterland and the peaceful little town of Zwolle. Sale Travel, Science and Natural History. Market before the Tophane Fountain, Antoine Ignace Melling Antoine Ignace Melling Had there been photography in the early s when the Frenchman, Antoine Melling, lived and worked as an artist, the man would have been out of a job.

The binding and decoration of all the leather-bound copies were done by hand.

He returned to Paris inpublished his marvellour work and was appointed lanscape painter to emperess Josephine, Napoleon’s wife.