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JEAKES, Joseph. [A large aquatint prospect of Constantinople from the east]
Constantinople. East Prospect, taken from the Hill called Boulgourlou, immediately above the suburb of Scutari on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorous, after an original Drawing in the Collection of John Spencer Smith Esq. late his Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Porte &c &c &c. London: Edward Orme, 1805. Aquatint with original hand colour. 450 x 620mm, on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill'. Narrow lateral margins
A fine aquatint view of Constantinople, made from a drawing owned by John Spencer Smith (1769-1845) . In 1793 he was private secretary to the ambassador, Robert Liston, and was appointed chargé d'affaires after Liston left Constantinople in November 1795. When Smith left Constantinople in 1801 he had amassed an art collection containing a number of views of the city, several of which were engraved by Jeakes for Orme.
[Ref: 17886]    £1,600.00 ($2,163 • €1,782 rates)


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