View of Constantinople

View of Constantinople  is a late 19th century colored oil on wooden panel, hand-signed on the lower left margin. The signature is not completely readable: " S (...) Jusef/2 ".

In excellent conditions, this artwork shows still today brilliant colors and presents a beautiful original frame with embossed decorative motifs.

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€2,000.00
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Artist Anonymous
Typology Original Paintings
Technique Oil Painting
Period 19th Century
Year Late 19th Century
Signature Hand Signed
Conditions Good (minor cosmetic wear)
Dimensions (cm) 34 x 5 x 34

View of Constantinople  is a late 19th century colored oil on wooden panel, hand-signed on the lower left margin. The signature is not completely readable: " S (...) Jusef/2 ".

In excellent conditions, this artwork shows still today brilliant colors and presents a beautiful original frame with embossed decorative motifs.

This superb oil represents a wonderful sunset over today's Istanbul . Over the course of its long history, the city was at first called Byzantium until 330 A.D., then Constantinople until 1453, then Istanbul or Constantinople until 1930. Also known as the "Second Rome", it was one of the largest Christian cities. It has later became the capital city of one of the greatest empires of history, the Roman Empire, and a crossroad of different cultures for almost five hundred years.

It stretches along the Bosphorus strait, at the southern end of which the natural harbor of the Golden Horn lies, and along the northern shore of the Marmara Sea. The city, divided by the Bosphorus, extends both in Europe (Thrace) and in Asia (Anatolia), ending up being the only metropolis in the world belonging to two continents.

In this landscape, full of suggestions, one of the main monuments of Constantinople is visible before the sea: the church of Hagia Sophia, founded by emperor Constantine. Already considered by the Byzantines a masterpiece of architecture by virtue of its enormous dome and the many domes it presents, it was transformed into a mosque after the fall of the city to the Ottomans in 1453. It has been the largest cathedral in the world until the completion of the Cathedral of Seville in Spain in 1507.

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