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Name of Object:

Beethoven at the Palace

Location:

Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Institution:

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Painting and Sculpture Museum

 About Ministry of Culture and Tourism (General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums), Istanbul

Date of Object:

1915

Author:

Halife Abdulmecid (1868, Istanbul-1944, Paris)

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

155.5x211 cm

Provenance:

Istanbul

Description:

Caliph Abdulmecid was interested in art in addition to administration. He opened many art exhibitions. He was chosen as honorary president of the Society of Ottoman Painters, which was founded in 1909, and he gave considerable financial support to the monthly journal published by the society. He took part in the Galatasaray Art Exhibitions with his paintings. For example, one of his paintings was accepted for an exhibition held at Galatasaray during the first years of the First World War. His works reveal him as a colourist and an accomplished portrait painter. Caliph Abdulmecid showed his paintings at the Viyana Exhibition, which was the first exhibition opened by Turkish painters in Europe in 1918.

Citation of this web page:

"Beethoven at the Palace" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tr;66;en

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MWNF Working Number: TR2 062

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