88
88

PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A 'Large pattern Holbein' fragment, West Anatolia, probably Bergama
JUMP TO LOT
88

PROPERTY FROM THE ALEXANDER COLLECTION

A 'Large pattern Holbein' fragment, West Anatolia, probably Bergama
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Rugs and Carpets

|
London

A 'Large pattern Holbein' fragment, West Anatolia, probably Bergama

Literature

Bennett, I., 'The Alexander Collection: Part II A carpet is a Picture of God', Hali, April/May 1994, issue 74, p. 95, fig. 12.

Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 196 - 197, ill. pp. 62 (detail) & 197.

Catalogue Note

There is one other example to the offered lot which shares the continuous yellow field and two panel ‘Holbein’ design, so named after the Hans Holbein painting Ambassadors of Framy, 1533, the National Gallery, London. This example is in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul, inv. no. 420 and can be seen in Turkish Carpets from the 13th – 18th centuries, Istanbul, 1996, pl. 60. In addition the eight corner spandrels within each example are very similar. The Istanbul example differs from the Alexander example most notably in the border designs, although a similar palette is employed. Another ‘Holbein’ with similar design and blue hues, also formerly in the Alexander collection, was sold at auction, Christie’s London, 10 April 2008, lot 101. It is interesting to note that this particular shade of blue is shared with works from Konya and Karapinar within the Alexander Collection pieces offered in this sale, lots 64, 67, 85, and 121.

Rugs and Carpets

|
London