BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
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BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Description

BRINDESI, JEAN


ELBICEI ATIKA. MUSÉE DES ANCIENS COSTUMES TURCS DE CONSTANTINOPLE. PARIS: LEMERCIER, [1855]


FIRST EDITION, folio (480 x 356mm.), lithographed title printed in gold and tints, and 22 lithographed plates by Regnier, Bettanier, Lemoine, Bour and others after Brindesi, PRINTED IN COLOURS AND HIGHLIGHTED WITH GOLD, within gold-printed borders, late-nineteenth-century blue half morocco, marbled boards, gilt edges, title spotted with some dampstaining and repaired tears, light to heavy spotting to plates, extremities rubbed


The subjects illustrate costumes from the Ottoman court during the reign of Mahmoud II (1808-1839). Elbicei Atika was the name of a museum of costume in Constantinople, originally in the Seraglio armoury. It may be that Brindesi modelled his subjects on exhibits in that museum, or that he was using the name metaphorically. Mahmoud II in ceremonial dress is one of the subjects in plate 1.


LITERATURE:

Atabey 151; Blackmer 206; Colas 446


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BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de Constantinople. Paris, Lemercier, [1855]
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