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Etching and engraving - Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore
  • Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore
    Melling, Antoine Ignace, born 1763 - died 1831
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Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore

  • Object:

    Etching and engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (printed)

  • Date:

    1819 (printed)
    1811 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Melling, Antoine Ignace, born 1763 - died 1831 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.401:5

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 112, shelf 5

Physical description

Etching depicting the harem at Topkapi Palace, from a series of 34 plates in a two-part volume entitled 'Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore'. Each plate lettered variously 'Dessiné par Melling'. Lettered with title and numbered with plate number.

Place of Origin

Paris (printed)

Date

1819 (printed)
1811 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Melling, Antoine Ignace, born 1763 - died 1831 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching

Marks and inscriptions

Gravé à l'eau forte par Duplessi Bertaux et Desmaisons. Terminé par Née en 1811.
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 48.2 cm, Width: 73.6 cm

Descriptive line

Etching depicting a view of a harem at Topkapi Palace, after a drawing by Antoine Ignace Melling, from a volume entitled 'Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore'. Printed in Paris, 1819.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Harems

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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