Sultan Ahmet Mosque, The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, signed T. Baldasar c1900. SOLD.
Watercolour on paper, signed by the artist, framed and glazed. Dimensions : Frame : 289mm x 180mm x 12mm. Weight : 0.450kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Sultan Ahmet Mosque, The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, signed by the artist T. Baldasar, c1900. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : 289mm x 180mm x 12mm.
Condition/Notes : The watercolour on textured paper painting is in quite good condition. The colours are quite good and the artist's signature is in the lower lh corner in his usual manner. The painting depicts the Bosphorus crossing with the Blue Mosque in the background, a ferry transitting the Strait and several other sailing boats and figures. The scene is typical of Istanbul and captures the Oriental aspect of the region. The atmosphere is sultry and this can be felt in the overcast sky. There is no sign of foxing or moisture. The work would benefit from opening the frame and generally dusting and cleaning but as the frame does not appear to have been disturbed I will leave that decision to the future owner. The painting is mounted onto a golden mount board in the manner typical of this period but would benefit from a mount upgrade. The complementary gilt frame is in sound condition but with some general scuffing to the edges. The back of the frame is covered with a card backing board secured by old framing pins and covered with quite thick black framing paper. This does not appear to have been disturbed. Hooks and cord are attached.
Generally an interesting period work of particular interest to collectors of Istanbul genre and works by this well known artist.
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