Top 10 Priceless Ottoman Paintings by Western Artists

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Black Bashi Bazouk

Black Bashi Bazouk

Artist: Jean Leone Gerome

Title: Black Bashi-Bazouk (Başı Bozuk)

Drawing Year: 1869

Drawing Place:

Conservation Place: Private Collection

Reference: wikipedia

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La Grande Odalisque

La Grande Odalisque

Artist: Jean A. D. Ingres

Title: Le Grande Odalisque

Drawing Year: 1814

Drawing Place: Rome

Conservation Place: Louvre Museum, Paris

Reference: Wikipedia

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Roxelane Haseki Hürrem Sultan

Roxelane Haseki Hürrem Sultan

Artist: An unknown Venetian Artist

Title: Roxelana, Haseki Hürrem Sultan, Rossa Solymanni uxor,

Drawing Year: 17th century

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul

Reference: Wikipedia

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The Battle of Varna

The Battle of Varna

Artist: Stanislaw Chlebowski

Title: Battle of Varna

Drawing Year: 1879

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: Budapest Museum

Reference: Wikipedia

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Sultan Selim III

Sultan Selim III

Artist: Constantine Kapıdağlı

Title: Sultan Selim III

Drawing Year: 1803

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul

Reference: Wikipedia

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French ambassador's presentation of his credentials to Sultan Ahmed III

French ambassador's presentation of his credentials to Sultan Ahmed III

Artist: Jean Baptiste Van Mour

Title: Reception of the French ambassador le Vicompte D’Andrezel by Sultan Ahmed III

Drawing Year: 1724

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux

Reference: Wikipedia

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Suleiman The Magnificient

Suleiman The Magnificent

Artist: Titian

Title: Emperor Suleiman The Magnificent

Drawing Year: sometime between 1530 and 1550

Drawing Place: Venice

Conservation Place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Reference: http://bilddatenbank.khm.at/viewArtefact?id=2427

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The Attack of Zrinyi

The Attack of Zrinyi

Artist: Johann Peter Krafft

Title: The Attack of Zrinyi

Drawing Year: 1825

Drawing Place: Budapest, Hungary

Conservation Place: Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Reference: http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/k/krafft/index.html

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Sultan Mehmed at the Gates of Constantinople

Sultan Mehmed at the Gates of Constantinople

Artist: Fausto Zonaro

Title: Entering to Constantinople

Drawing Year: 1907

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Istanbul

Reference: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fausto_Zonaro

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Portrait of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

Portrait of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror

Artist: Gentile Bellini

Title: Portrait of The Sultan Mehmed II

Drawing Year: 1480

Drawing Place: Istanbul

Conservation Place: The National Gallery (Layard Bequest), London

Reference: http://www.qantara-med.org/qantara4/public/show_document.php?do_id=1151&lang=en

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  1. In creating your list of Top 10 Priceless Ottoman Paintings by Western Artists, how did you make your selections – artistic connoirseurship? technical details being correct? importance of the subject to Ottoman history?

    On painterly skills alone, I think the Jean Leone Gerome portrait is blissful.

  2. That’s an excellent question.
    I am quite confident about technical details of these paintings. And I tried to put down my own emotional approach. Honestly speaking, i love 19th century paintings very much than others.
    But each of these paintings above has another story in Ottoman history. So i believe noone can argue about their importance. For example, #1 Bellini’s Sultan Mehmed portrait had ordered by Sultan himself and was one of the firsts of its own class and the oldest one. It represents one of the first positive contacts of Ottoman Empire with European states (Italy). Please click on the reference to read about it.
    Another example; in #2, there are quite a lot of secrets hidden in the painting. Each of the characters has been chosen carefully and there are too many rumors about it.
    I know that each paintings has their own tastes and atmosphere but i can say that i analyzed at least 100 paintings to form the list above. And i also asked for an expert if she agrees with me or not.

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