Abdullah Frères: Views Of Constantinople
Views of Constantinople and group portrait of Bashi Bozouks. 1860s-1880s. 9 albumen prints. Each circa 25,5 x 20 cm and 21 x 26 cm. 2 signed Abdullah Frères and 2 signed Sebah in lower edge in the negative, each mounted to board (slightly soiled) and annotated in ink below the image on the mount.
Some prints are parts of panoramic views of Constantinople. - Some faded, otherwise most in very good condition.
Lit.: Bahattin Öztuncay. The Photographers of Constantinople. Pioneers, Studios and Artists from 19th Century Istanbul (vol. II). Istanbul 2006 (2nd edition), compare ill. plates 464 - 465 and 469.