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François-Claude Hayette
FRENCH
CONSTANTINOPLE FROM GALATA
Lot. Vendu 221,000 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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François-Claude Hayette
FRENCH
CONSTANTINOPLE FROM GALATA
Lot. Vendu 221,000 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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François-Claude Hayette
B. 1838
FRENCH
CONSTANTINOPLE FROM GALATA
signed and dated Hayette / Constantinople 1874 lower left
oil on canvas
85.5 by 154cm., 33¾ by 60¾in.
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Description

The present view from Galata looking across the Golden Horn towards Seraglio Point, the Topkapi Palace, and Haghia Sophia captures the grandeur of one of the great natural harbours of the world. Flowing into the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara beyond, the Golden Horn attracted settlers to its shores in the seventh century BC and later enabled Constantinople to become a rich and powerful port. According to legend, the Byzantines threw so many valuables into it during the Ottoman conquest that the waters glistened with gold. For hundreds of years the city's trade was conducted by ships that off-loaded their goods into warehouses lining the Golden Horn, and this brisk trade is well captured in Hayette's view. Hayette trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where his teachers included Léon Cogniet and Isidor Pils. Exhibiting in Paris and in Lyon, he also taught at one of the imperial schools in Constantinople, where he painted a number of views of the Ottoman capital.

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