Michael Zeno Diemer
1867 - 1939
VIEW OF THE BOSPHORUS WITH RUMELIHISARI
signed M. Zeno Diemer lower right
oil on canvas
82.5 by 110.5cm., 32½ by 43½in.
Johannas Saabye (acquired by the mid-1930s. Saabye was the co-founder of the Danish consulting engineers Saabye & Lerche, part of the Groupe Suedo-Danois consortium which constructed the Turkish Irmak-Filyos & Fevzipasa-Diyarbekir railway under Ataturk between 1927-35. It is likely the present work was a gift to Saabye for his role in this project); thence by descent to the present owner