Marin Turc

Paris. Chez l'éditeur, Rue Monmartre, n.183, près le Boulevard, au Bureau du Journal des Dames, 1813. Stock ID #177884

Copper engraving with hand colouring, 25.2 x 18 cm (plate-mark including caption), spot of browning affecting the image, margins browned and rather stained, three old folds, in good condition

Fine costume plate prepared for "Costumes orientaux inédits, dessinés d'après nature en 1796, 1797, 1798, 1802 et 1808...", by the French engraver Georges-Jacques Gatine (c. 1773-1841) after an original drawing by Manzoni.

Giuseppe Manzoni (fl. 1796-1829), a young Italian naval cadet, arrived in Constantinople in 1796 aboard Le Republicain, as a midshipman. He stayed there until the declaration of war between France and the Porte (August 28, 1798); when he was arrested and imprisoned in the fortress of Sinope on the Black Sea. On his return to France a selection of his drawings was published in Costumes orientaux inédits, dessinés d'après nature en 1796, 1797, 1798, 1802 et 1808, gravés à l'eau-forte, termines a la pointe seche, et colores, avec des explications (1813). Only 250 of the complete suite was published, and even individual plates are rare on the market.

Among his other works is an elaborate and detailed panorama of Constantinople, which took him three years to complete.

[See A. Boppé, Les peintres du Bosphore au XVIIIe siècle, Hachette, 1911]

Atabey 762, 763, not in Blackmer, Colas 2298

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