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The Cannon Gate Topkapi Istanbul Engraving

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The drawing of J.B. Hilair had been appeared on the album which had been prepared by the ambassador of the France King, Choiseul Gouffier and then printed in copper in Paris between 1782 and 1822. This view then prepared and wood printed in “La Turquie” by Jouannin in 1840. This engraving for sale is from the later print and is an original wooden engraving.

The Cannon Gate engraving is significant in terms of the content. The palace – Saray-Cedid-Âmire (The New Palace) which had been the headquarter of the Ottoman Empire, the home of the Hareem and given the name of “Topkapi Palace” later, was called “Cannon Gate” because of the cannons on the both sides of the gate as on the engraving

Material: Engraving with maroon passe partout

Dİmensions: Inside: Height 12, width 20.5 cm
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Galeri Alfa

Gallery Alfa Antique Store, established in 1989 in the quarter of Cukurcuma, Beyoglu in Istanbul by Marianna Yerasimos and Ali Özdamar, is the first antique store specializing in engravings and antique maps in Turkey.

Beyond selling these most extensive and stunning collections of rare antiques, important fine art and breathtaking Ottoman engravings and antique maps, the Gallery is an expert on these works of art, a collector, a counseller of art, a restorer for fine arts, an artisan recolouring these precious engravings and manuscripts. 

The Gallery has initiated the production of lead alloys-( made of lead & tin ) toy soldiers sets - of Ottoman Royal Army, The Jannisarries in 1993 for the first hand in Turkey along with their extensive inventory of works of art. While producing these lead alloys that could be called toys for adults, we studied on soldier figures and catalogues of old army costumes to find out the best figure and costume for each toy soldiers sets that either for the beginning enthusiasts or for the most sophisticated collector.

In addition to the expertise and credibility on works of art, the Gallery have held many elegant exhibitions organized between 1990 and 2006 in major cities of Turkey.

Gallery Alfa had been directed between 1990 and 2006 by Dr. Ayse Yetiskin Kubilay, (art historian) who took over the Gallery since June 2006.

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