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Count Amadeo Preziosi
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MEMORIE DEL MIO VIAGGIO IN EUROPE, 1855: AN ALBUM OF FORTY-EIGHT DRAWINGS OF A JOURNEY FROM ISTANBUL TO LONDON, INCLUDING LANDSCAPES OF SMYRNA, THE BAY OF NAPLES, MALTA, TENEDOS, AND WESTMINSTER BRIDGE WITH THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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278
Count Amadeo Preziosi
ITALIAN
MEMORIE DEL MIO VIAGGIO IN EUROPE, 1855: AN ALBUM OF FORTY-EIGHT DRAWINGS OF A JOURNEY FROM ISTANBUL TO LONDON, INCLUDING LANDSCAPES OF SMYRNA, THE BAY OF NAPLES, MALTA, TENEDOS, AND WESTMINSTER BRIDGE WITH THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Estimation
120 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 145,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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An Eye For Opulence- Art of the Ottoman Empire

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Count Amadeo Preziosi
1816 - 1882
ITALIAN
MEMORIE DEL MIO VIAGGIO IN EUROPE, 1855: AN ALBUM OF FORTY-EIGHT DRAWINGS OF A JOURNEY FROM ISTANBUL TO LONDON, INCLUDING LANDSCAPES OF SMYRNA, THE BAY OF NAPLES, MALTA, TENEDOS, AND WESTMINSTER BRIDGE WITH THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION

titled, signed & dated 19 aprile 1855 / Preziosi and indistinctly dedicated on page one, the majority of the drawings inscribed and dated


pencil on paper


the album 26 by 54.5cm., 10¼ by 21½in. (6 drawings across a double page, 42 on single pages)
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Exposition

Istanbul, Yapi Kredi Kâzim Taskent Gallery, Amadeo Preziosi, 2007, illustrated in the catalogue

Bibliographie

Sonman 2010, illustrated and discussed throughout

Description

On the 19 April 1855 Count Amadeo Preziosi set sail from Constantinople on the Messageries Impériales mail steamer Le Caire. The journey would take him around the Mediterranean to Marseilles via Gallipoli, Smyrna, Syra, Malta, Messina, Naples and Livorno, and onwards to Paris, Boulogne and thence London, returning via Corsica, Sancakkale, Smyrna and Tenedos (the final dated drawing, of 13 July). The album is characterised by the artist's spontaneity and versatility, from a portrait of a man in Smyrna wearing a turban and holding prayer beads to the topographical view of the city, and from the French Zouave soldiers aboard the Caire to a view of the bay of Naples with Vesuvius.

A native of Malta, Preziosi first visited Istanbul in 1842, and depicting the city and its people in their distinctive costumes and attitudes was to be the focus for his artistic career thereafter. In the 1850s he worked for the Illustrated London News, first published in 1851, and his 1858 album of chromolithographs Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life was published by Lemercier and republished in further editions, assuring his fame. Preziosi was invited in 1866 to paint the official portrait of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz for the Turkish Pavilion of the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris. During his time in Constantinople which he made his home, Preziosi was the most popular painter in the city.

An Eye For Opulence- Art of the Ottoman Empire

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