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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Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published. Melling was one such artist. In order to prepare the publication of his drawings, Melling set up an engraving studio, with the assistance of the best engravers of the time. Sometime after the government sent Melling on a drawing expedition to the Pyrenees Mountains on the southern border of France to ignaxe illustrations for a book by Joseph Antoine Cervini titled Picturesque Travels in the French Pyrenees and the Adjacent Areas.

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His most influential work is published as Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. In order to write the accompanying texts Melling worked and consulted with Lechevalier, P.

As stated in an anonymous travelogue written in about”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. As has been recently said, Melling saw Istanbul as an Ottoman citizen but was able to paint it as an insightful Western European.

Plates all on new mounts, some with light spotting to engraved area, more persistent spotting at plate margins, occasional slight staining or soiling in gutter area, plate 37 with corner torn away and closed tears in gutter, another plate with long closed tear at lower margin, text vol. Later around Melling visited the Netherlands ruled by France at the time where he painted not just the large cities, but also fell in love with the Dutch village of Broek in Waterland and the peaceful little town of Zwolle.


After the death of his sculptor father, he lived with his painter uncle, Joseph Mellingin Strassbourg Alsace. I’d probably have to go online now to even buy the chemicals, maybe also the film to go back 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.

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.

Melling’s long-term stay in the Ottoman capital allowed him to experience the life of the Cort, and to draw views of Bosporus and its surroundings, as well as scenes from Ottoman society, in an impressive style.

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Pamuk claims that Melling saw the city like antoins Istanbullu but painted it like a cleareyed Westerner. He also designed clothes and jewellery mepling her. Born in Melling had little to worry about in terms of photography taking over his livelihood. And that number has probably grown significantly with the advent of digital photography. Eventually Melling went on to design for the princess and her brother a whole inace Palace at Defterdarburnu.

View of the BosporusAntoine Ignace Melling Though we seldom give it much thought today, it’s hard to overstate the impact photography has had upon art. Both of Melling’s books remained in print long after his death intheir color illustrations having no equal for tourist purposes for more than a hundred years.


Market before the Tophane Fountain, Antoine Ignace Melling Antoine Ignace Melling Had there been photography in the early s when the Frenchman, Antoine Melling, lived and worked as an artist, the man would have been out of a job. Contact Client Service info christies.

Tag Search Type a search term. Monday, May 4, Antoine Ignace Melling. 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.

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By he had set up an engraving studio for the purpose of reproducing completed images of his drawings. He studied architecture and mathematics and travelled to Italy and Egypt.

This course, “focuses on a selected few masterpieces of Ottoman artistic and literary production, picked on the basis of not only their high aesthetic qualities, but also their representativeness across different genres and historical periods”.

He was mellibg and buried before the first photo was ever taken he died in Memories and the City. The book includes 48 views of Constantinople in the late 18th century and also three maps. Posted by Jim Lane at 1: 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.

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.