25,000 - 35,000 GBP
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- Amadeo Preziosi
- Kabataş, Beyoğlu, the Molla Çelebi Mosque beyond
- signed and dated Preziosi 1874 lower right
- watercolour over pencil on paper
Purchased by the present owner circa 2000
The Molla Çelebi Mosque is located in the Fındıklı neighbourhood of the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, on the shores of the Bosphorus. It was built in 1561-2 by Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan under the order of Kazasker Mehmet Vusuli Efendi, Chief Judge of Constantinople. Preziosi's view affords a fascinating glimpse of the area as it looked in the mid nineteenth century.