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- CONSTANTINOPLE Mosque of Sultana Valide - ca 1840 Original Print Engraving
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Yeni Djami or the Mosque of Sultana Valide Constantinople, Turkey Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: Year not indicated in the print - Est. 1840s Artist - Engraver - Publisher: Bartlett - Varral - London, Geo. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Overall dimensions of print: Including blank margins: 8 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin. Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures. Notes: 1. Green 'border' around the print in the photo below is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. From the original description: The Mosque of the Sultana Valide stands almost on the edge of the port, from which its court is only separated by the Balook, or Fish Bazar; and this point being the ferry between Galata and Stamboul, is constantly thronged with boats. And here it is that almost every Frank first lands in the " City of the Faithful." The scene is a singular one to the western traveller; and the noise and bustle of the busy crowd are totally at variance with all his preconceived ideas of the grave and turbaned easterns. The sharp shrill voice of the irritable and loquacious Greek, the expostulatory vehemence of the angry Armenian, the solemn intonations of the stately Turk, the hurried greetings of the merchants passing to and from the bazars, and the vociferous appeals of the rival boatmen to the impatient passengers, swell on the air together; while the confusion on the water emulates that on land. Sharp and high-prowed Arab barks, taking in their lading, and exposing their carved and gilded ornaments to the contact of the swift caiques that shoot along among them, and the heavy clumsy-looking European boats constantly plying between the shore and the vessels to which they belong; local functionaries darting past on their errands of hidden import; the caique of the idler, with its crimson carpet, its comfortable cushions, and its drowsy caiquejhes, awaiting, half asleep, the return of their lounging employer; the ferry-boat, with its dingy gilding, and eager owner; the well-kept and graceful caique of the princely harem, glittering with ornament and bright with beauty, bearing the veiled favourite and her muffled slaves to the other shore; the barge of the Minister, shooting over the water with the speed of a wild bird, and flinging the silver spray right and left like a shower of diamonds, as the sturdy rowers bend to their toil;—or, perchance, in the distance, even the passing bark of the Padishah himself, on his way to the shady retreats of Kyat-Khana, moving along beneath the sunshine, one bright mass of glittering gold. And high above all this movement, and hurry, and human coil, towers the snowy temple of the unhappy Sultana Valide: near it sleeps in peace its imperial founder in her splendid mausoleum; and day by day the busy scene is renewed, the picturesque groupes are variously repeated, and the deep blue Heaven smiles down on all alike; while the clear surface of the port reflects at once the solemn Mosque, the quiet tomb, and the flitting shadows of each chance caique and its busy freight. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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