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Eugène Flandin
FRENCH
THE FOUNTAIN OF SULTAN AHMED III, CONSTANTINOPLE
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
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60
Eugène Flandin
FRENCH
THE FOUNTAIN OF SULTAN AHMED III, CONSTANTINOPLE
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 30,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Eugène Flandin
1809 - 1876
FRENCH
THE FOUNTAIN OF SULTAN AHMED III, CONSTANTINOPLE
signed Eug. Flandin lower right
gouache and watercolor over pencil on paper
32.5 by 49.5cm., 13 by 19½in.
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Catalogue Note

Set just outside the gates of Constantinople's Topkapı Palace, the fountain of Ahmed III was built in 1728-9, during the Tulip Era (so-called because of the popularity of this flower and the flourishing of the arts in the Ottoman Empire between 1718 and 1730). There are water taps set into the shallow niches on each of the four sides, and at each corner is a sebil, or kiosk, where drinking water was dispensed in cups to passers-by.

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