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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Written by Ioli Vingopoulou. Melling Pasha’s eighteen years as Imperial Architect gave him a privileged opportunity to observe the Ottoman Court. Of course, the Ottomans ruled Constantinople and the rest of Turkey at the time and it was through the ambassador that Melling met the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, and more importantly his close confident and sister, princess Hatice Sultan, who happened to be in the market for a good architect.

The illustrated and annotated letters, preceded by an introduction — like a travel diary intended for iynace Voyage pittoresque — were never published. In Melling travelled to Holland; during his journey he produced a multitude of drawings and wrote many letters to his family.

Intérieur dune partie du harem du Grand Seigneur by Antoine Ignace Melling on artnet

He returned to Paris inpublished his marvellour work and was appointed lanscape painter to emperess Josephine, Napoleon’s wife. London, South Kensington 29 September Click on photos to enlarge. The Ottoman capital, its natural landscape as well as monuments and everyday way unfolded before the eyes of Europeans in an unparallelled way.

This facsimile edition was available in two different bindings.

The book includes 48 views of Constantinople in the late 18th century antoind also three maps. Examples of etchings with engraving by Schroeder, Duplessi-Bertaux, and Pigeot after Melling, with later professional hand-colouring, include:.

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He returned to Paris inbut despite producing a prospectus for his work soon afterwards, only began publication infinally completing it in Plates all on new mounts, some with light spotting to engraved area, more 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.


Memories and the City. Hatice Sultan Saray, Antoine Ignace Melling Melling’s book cover I don’t know how long the ambassador’s posting lasted, but Melling remained in Constantinople for the next eighteen years. Melling, who was trained in both architecture and painting, went to the city at the age of nineteen as a member of the Russian ambassador’s retinue, and remained there for eighteen years.

Views Read Edit View history. The papers presented – subsequently revised by their authors – are published in three separate volumes: The princess wanted a labyrinth for her garden like that she’d seen while in visiting Denmark. The locations from which the landscapes were drawn are shown on the map.

In order to write the accompanying texts Melling worked and consulted with Lechevalier, P. In order to prepare the publication of his drawings, Melling set up an engraving studio, with the assistance mdlling the best engravers of the time.

He later travelled to France, Britain and the Pyrenees. Sale Travel, Science and Natural History. Eryn Brobyn ebrobyn christies. 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.

Price realised GBP 91, Pamuk claims that Melling saw the city like kelling Istanbullu but painted it like a cleareyed Westerner.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As stated in an anonymous travelogue written in about”Sometimes these pictures contain an excessive amount of detail in an endeavour to reflect the reality but they depict the modern buildings and landscapes of this city, every view of which is attractive, in qntoine manner more successful than that achieved in the most sensitive written descriptions.


At the age of nineteen, the Russian ambassador, apparently impressed by his talent, invited him along as his “human camera” when he was assigned to Constantinople. He studied architecture and mathematics and travelled to Italy and Egypt. Inside the Harem of the Sultanc.

The binding and decoration of all the leather-bound copies were done by hand. Examples of hand-coloured aquatints from this work include:. It freed 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.

Nicolas Martineau nmartineau christies. Born in Melling had little to antoind about in terms of photography taking over his livelihood. View of the BosporusAntoine Ignace Melling. He was also a talented architect. Melling created one for her. Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published.

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Both of Melling’s books remained in print long after his death intheir color illustrations having no equal for tourist purposes for more than a hundred years. James Hyslop jhyslop christies.

The excellent quality of this edition, in select paper, realized by the best typographers of the time was achieved thanks to Melling’s diligence, an impeccable engraving and the originality of the drawings. View of the BosporusAntoine Ignace Melling Though we seldom give it much thought today, it’s hard to overstate the impact photography has had upon art. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. There, he published a book, Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore Scenic Trip to Constantinople and the Bosporus.