This exhibition features a sample of images of Ottoman sultans, from the 16th century to the 19th century, as depicted by both Western European and Ottoman artists, in media ranging from woodcuts to engravings, oil paintings, lithographs, and albumen photographs, to facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts, held by the Fine Arts Library’s collections. These images show the variety of ways in which rulers of the Ottoman Empire, a powerful state that straddled three continents — Southeastern Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa — were represented by local artists, by foreign visitors, and by those who had never set foot in the Ottoman domains.


Image source for the exhibit flyer:

Subhat al-Ahbar (Codex Vindobonensis AF 50)
Alternate transliteration Title :Subhat al-Akhbar
Translated Title :Rosary of World History
ca. 1674
Dimensions: 30 x 18 cm
HOLLIS Number : olvwork465708

 

Tags:
  • Arts and Humanities
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Middle Eastern Studies