Lot 45
  • 45

Hermann Corrodi

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 GBP
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Description

  • Hermann Corrodi
  • Capriccio view of The Golden Horn, Constantinople
  • signed and inscribed H. Corrodi Roma lower left
  • oil on canvas
  • 45 by 85cm., 17¾ by 33½in.

Provenance

Mr. Edward de Pleske, St. Petersburg
Sale: Christie's London, 26 June 2007, lot 72
Purchased by the present owner at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Often described as the world's greatest natural harbour, the Golden Horn is a flooded river valley which flows into the Bosphorus. According to legend, the Byzantines threw so many valuables into it during the Ottoman conquest that the waters glistened with gold. Corrodi's view is bathed in a golden evening light. On the left rises the hill of Galata, and on the right (European) bank, the minarets of the mosques reach for the skies. 
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