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Name of Object:

A market in Bucharest


Bucharest, Romania

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National Museum of Romanian History

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Amedeo Preziosi (2 December 1816, La Valetta, Malta-27 September 1882, Yesilköy, Turkey)




Wallachia and Moldavia's contacts with the Ottoman Empire also influenced the aspect of Romanian cities. For example, marketplaces, as known from 19th century paintings and lithographs, were similar to Turkish bazaars and represented, just like in the Ottoman Empire, the commercial centre of a city. The watercolor is part of an album with reproductions after 15 of Amedeo Preziosi’s paintings that depict scenes from Bucharest. Maltese painter Amedeo Preziosi met Carol of Hohenzollern, ruler of Romania, in Istanbul in 1866. Invited by the prince to come visit his country, Preziosi was in Romania between June-July 1868 and May-July 1869. He is the author of more than 250 works inspired by Romanian landscapes, cities and people.

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"A market in Bucharest" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;20;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 020

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