Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. MELLING, Antoine Ignace (). Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. Paris, Strassburg and London: Treuttel et Würtz. Antoine Ignace Melling was a painter, architect and voyager who is counted among the “Levantine Artists”.

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London, South Kensington 29 September He became architect to Hatice Sultan, Selim III’s sister, and the favour of the sultan himself eventually allowed him to study the interior of the Harem and other palaces.

It freed them from the bounds of realism, allowing them to experiment with both the paint itself and their images while photography carried the load of portraits and other genre demanding realism.

Melling was born on the border between Germany and the Alsace region of northeastern France, which made him technically German, but predominantly French in that he spent most of his life, when not traveling, in Paris.

The impetus for these “travelogue” books was to direct tourists to the south of France where the scenic vistas were to compete directly with those of the Swiss Alps.

Melling Pasha’s eighteen years as Imperial Architect gave him a privileged opportunity to observe the Ottoman Court.

Melling created one for her. Paris, Strassburg and London: Examples of etchings with engraving by Schroeder, Duplessi-Bertaux, and Pigeot after Melling, with later professional hand-colouring, include:. Photography was usually seen as too bulky, impractical, or crude until George Eastman streamlined it and National Geographic magazine began to exhibit the results.

Later, Melling’s “government job” allowed him to travel ginace around France painting and drawing cities and towns of all sizes, as well as to England as a sort of “foreign exchange” artist. The congress took place under the patronage and in presence of the President of Turkey. Julian Wilson jwilson christies. The excellent quality of this edition, in select paper, realized by the best typographers of the time was achieved thanks to Melling’s diligence, an impeccable engraving and the originality of the drawings.


The plates include some of the earliest interior views of the harem and the sultan’s palaces, besides stunning delineations of the city’s skylines, often with members of Ottoman society in the foreground.

antpine He returned to Paris inpublished his marvellour work and was appointed lanscape painter to emperess Josephine, Napoleon’s wife. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One meoling bound in Japanese cloth and the other is a very limited edition of only 50 copies bound in leather – intended for connoisseurs of fine books.

In order to write the accompanying texts Melling worked and consulted with Lechevalier, P. He set up a studio, painting for her some of the more picturesque vista of the countryside, then created etchings of his work which he hand-colored for sale to mellingg who could not afford his paintings copyright laws being such as they were at the mellkng, if an artist didn’t do his own etchings, someone else would, then take the money and run.

Retrieved from ” https: The locations from which the landscapes were drawn are shown on the map. I know my own darkroom is now used solely for storage. Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published. Monday, May 4, Antoine Ignace Melling.

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This facsimile edition was available in two different bindings. Even at that, the photos were in black and white, or in the rare cases when color was needed, had to be hand-colored by Sometime after the government sent Melling on a drawing expedition to the Pyrenees Mountains on the southern border of France to create illustrations for a book by Joseph Antoine Cervini titled Picturesque Travels in the French Pyrenees and the Adjacent Areas.


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Pamuk claims that Melling saw the city like an Istanbullu but painted it like a cleareyed Westerner. Anhoine stated in an anonymous travelogue written in ignzce”Sometimes these pictures contain an excessive amount of detail in an endeavour to reflect the reality but they depict the modern buildings and landscapes of this city, every view of which is attractive, in a manner more successful than that achieved in the most sensitive written descriptions. The Ottoman capital, its natural landscape as well as monuments and everyday way unfolded before the eyes of Europeans in an unparallelled way.

The princess wanted a labyrinth for her garden like that she’d seen while in visiting Denmark. This page was last edited antoind 27 Julyat Newer Post Older Post Home.

Antoine Ignace Melling

He made many detailed drawings of the Sultan’s palaces, Ottoman society, and vedute of Mrlling and its environs. A series of facsimiles were sent out to subscribers, between and He was also a talented architect. The binding and decoration of all the leather-bound copies mdlling done by hand. In Melling travelled to Holland; during his journey he produced a multitude of drawings and wrote many letters to his family. When the wealthy, or some high governmental official, traveled abroad, it was not uncommon for them to include in their entourage a sketch artist, watercolorist, or even a full-blown professional painter to record what they saw.