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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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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. Hatice Sultan Saray, Antoine Ignace Melling Melling’s book cover I don’t know how long the ambassador’s posting lasted, but Melling remained in Constantinople for the next eighteen years.

Of course, the Ottomans ruled Constantinople and the rest of Turkey at the time and it was through the ambassador that Melling met the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, and more importantly his close confident and sister, princess Hatice Sultan, who happened to be in the market for a good architect.

Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore. View of the BosporusAntoine Ignace Melling. 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. 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.

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. This facsimile edition was available in two different bindings. By he had set up an engraving studio for the purpose of reproducing completed images of his drawings.

Later on, coloured versions of the engravings were also published. He also designed clothes and jewellery for her.


Category:Antoine Ignace Melling

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 me,ling the French Pyrenees and the Adjacent Areas. He later travelled to France, Britain and the Pyrenees. The facsimile publishers also offered 25 copies of an edition of the unfolded image plates presented in a leather-bound case. Born in Melling had little to worry about in terms of photography taking over his livelihood.

Click on photos to enlarge. From Wikipedia, antoihe free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: The binding and decoration of all the leather-bound copies were done by hand. London, South Kensington 29 September Julian Wilson jwilson christies. The book includes 48 views of Constantinople in the late 18th century and also three maps.

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.

Views Read Edit View history. I know my own darkroom is now used solely for storage. With the help of Talleyrand Melling was mellng landscape painter to the Emperor Napoleon’s wife, the Empress Josephine. Zyreal Endriga May 10, at 7: He set up a studio, painting for her some of the more picturesque vista of the countryside, then created etchings antline his work which he hand-colored for sale to those who could not afford his paintings copyright laws being such as they were at the time, if an melling didn’t do his own etchings, someone else would, then take the money and run.

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Antoine Ignace Melling

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 Examples of hand-coloured aquatints from this work include:. I’m guessing well over half the artists working today utilize photos to one degree or another in some aspect of the work.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. I’d probably have to go online now to even buy the chemicals, maybe also the film to go igace to using it for its original purpose, even iggnace twenty years ago I used to spend hours at a time developing and printing photos for my portrait business.


Melling created one for her. Sale Travel, Science and Natural History. Melling Pasha’s eighteen years as Imperial Architect gave him a privileged opportunity to observe the Ottoman Court. In order to prepare the publication of his mekling, Melling set up an engraving studio, with the assistance of the best engravers of the time. Monday, May 4, Antoine Ignace Melling. James Hyslop jhyslop christies. As a young man, Melling studied architecture in Austria as well as spending time learning to paint and draw in Italy mellin Egypt.

In Melling travelled to Holland; during his journey he produced a multitude of drawings and wrote many letters to his family.

The congress took place under the patronage and in presence of the President of Turkey. And that number has probably grown significantly with the advent of digital photography.

Examples of etchings with engraving by Schroeder, Duplessi-Bertaux, and Pigeot after Melling, with later professional hand-colouring, include:. At the time, if you wanted to be a Turkish architect, you needed to do little more ahtoine go to a library, checked out some books on the subject, then printed up some business cards.

The papers presented – subsequently revised by their authors – are published in three separate volumes: His most influential work is published as Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore.

The princess wanted a labyrinth for her garden like that she’d seen while in visiting Denmark.