Monday, November 24, 2008

Ortakoy by François Prieur Bardin

Ortakoy by Francois Prieur Bardin
Old Istanbul paintings and pictures continue to amaze me. It is very hard for me to believe by looking at François Prieur Bardin's oil on canvas "Ortakoy" that this is the same place where I once had my breakfast almost every weekend. OK, the mosque is still there but next to and behind it there are now cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Oh, and a beautiful bazaar where handcrafters display and sell their work on Sundays. Dated 1920.

Dimensions: 24x40.5 cm.
Estimated value: $ 15,000

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