Suleymaniye Mosque by Melchior Lorck (London, 1873)
Lorck's Suleymaniye Mosque engraving was only printed 100 copies in London in 1873. It is part of Peter Coeck Aelst's 'The Turks in MDXXXIII: A Series of Drawings Made in that year at Constantinople' published from woodblocks with an introduction by Sir William Stirling Maxwell. One of these copies were presented to Queen Victoria in 1874 and is protected in the Royal Collection Trust.
Size: 56 × 44 cm
Engraving art: Tinted lithograph
Artist: Melchior Lorck (1526 or 1527 - 1583)
Melchior Lorck was a renaissance painter and printmaker. He produced the most thorough visual record of the life and customs of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. He was also the first Danish artist of whom a substantial biography is reconstructable and a substantial body of artworks is attributable. Lorck came during Sultan Süleyman's (Suleyman the Magnificent) era to Istanbul and painted two portraits of him. One of these portraits is at the Met Museum's Collection in New York. (Text source: Wikipedia)
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