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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Pamuk claims that Igjace saw the city like an Istanbullu but painted it like a cleareyed Westerner. One is 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. He was also a talented architect.

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I’d probably have to go online now to even buy the chemicals, maybe also the film to go melliing to using it for its original purpose, even though twenty years ago I used to spend hours at a time developing and printing photos for my portrait business. Afterhe was sent by the French Government to document the Pyrenees and demonstrate that their natural beauty rivalled that of the Alps.

Examples of hand-coloured aquatints from this work include:. Memories and the City. Melling, who was trained in both architecture and painting, went to the city at the age of nineteen as a member of the Russian ambassador’s retinue, and remained there for eighteen years.

Antoine Ignace Melling

The congress took place under the patronage and in presence of the President of Turkey. London, South Kensington 29 September Melling was one such artist. James Hyslop jhyslop christies.


Zyreal Endriga May 10, at 7: At the age of nineteen, the Russian ambassador, apparently impressed by his talent, invited him along as his “human camera” when he was assigned to Constantinople. Eryn Brobyn ebrobyn christies.

He later travelled to France, Britain and the Pyrenees. He mwlling to Paris inbut despite producing a prospectus for his work soon afterwards, only began publication infinally completing it in Antoine Ignace Melling was a French painter and architect, son of a sculptor.

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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. The descriptions of the views in the facsimile edition are in the original French, with an English translation.

Eventually Melling went on to design for the princess and her brother a whole new Palace at Defterdarburnu. The joys and inconveniences of that journey, which took him as far as the Hanseatic towns, are reported in a lively style, as are various aspects of Dutch life, the monuments and inhabitants of large cities, like Rotterdam and Amsterdamand the “overwhelming appeal” of villages such as Broek in Waterland and the peaceful Sunday atmosphere of Zwolle.

Posted by Jim Lane at 1: 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.

Nicolas Martineau nmartineau christies. He also designed clothes and jewellery for her. Julian Wilson jwilson christies. Delighted with the result, she asked Melling to redecorate the palace ibnace, and subsequently, a completely new neoclassical palace at Defterdarburnu. At the age of 19, he went to ItalyEgyptand finally Constantinople as a member of the Russian Ambassador’s retinue and household with the aim of drawing pictures for various dignitaries.


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By he had set up an engraving studio for the purpose of reproducing completed images of his drawings. He made many detailed drawings of the Sultan’s palaces, Ottoman society, and vedute of Constantinople and its environs. I’m guessing well over half the artists working today utilize photos to one degree or another in some aspect of the work. 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.

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.

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.

Monday, May 4, Antoine Ignace Melling. A series of facsimiles were sent out to subscribers, between and