The Grand Vizier Crossing the Atmeydanı (Horse Square), Jean Baptiste Vanmour, 1720 - 1737

The Grand Vizier Crossing the Atmeydanı (Horse Square), Jean Baptiste Vanmour, 1720 - 1737

oil on canvas, h 61cm × w 84.5cm × w 5.8kg. More details

The Atmeydanı was Istanbul’s large, central square. Two obelisks recall the fact that the area had been a hippodrome in ancient times. The grand vizier, on horse-back at lower right centre, is accompanied by soldiers and preceded by two servants. They carry a prayer rug and a cushion in case he is called to prayer while en route.

On display in room 1.3 Jean Baptiste Vanmour

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