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Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des Rives du Bosphore

Etching and Engraving
1819 (printed), 1811 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleNo.14 Intérieur d'une partie du Harem du Grand Seigneur. 1811 (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Etching
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 48.2cm
  • Width: 73.6cm
Dimensions taken from departmental notes
Marks and Inscriptions
Gravé à l'eau forte par Duplessi Bertaux et Desmaisons. Terminé par Née en 1811. (Lettered)
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Subject depicted
Places Depicted
Collection
Accession Number
SP.401:5

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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