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The Resource Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie, par Sébah & Joaillier

Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie, par Sébah & Joaillier

Label
Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie
Title
Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie
Statement of responsibility
par Sébah & Joaillier
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
Six-part composite view of the interior of the great mosque of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul printed by the Sébah & Joaillier studio, probably around 1890.
Biographical or historical data
The photography studio of Pascal Sébah operated in Istanbul between 1860 and 1910, the last twenty years under the direction of his son Jean Pascal Sébah and his partner Policarpe Joaillier. Jean Pascal Sébah was trained in photography as a young boy of sixteen by his brother Cosimi, following the death of their Syrian-born father, Pascal Sébah in 1886. Jean took over the studio in 1888, and entered into partnership with a Frenchman, Polycarpe Joaillier; the studio became known as Sébah & Joaillier. Based in Constantinople, they were the official photographers of the Sultan. According to the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, edited by John Hannavy, Sébah and Joaillier came to be the chief "suppliers of evocative imagery to the increasing number of people who undertook the Victorian Grand Tour" (see v. I, p. 1730-1734). Sébah & Joaillier continued in business until Joaillier returned to France in the early 1900s.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
This image may have been printed from a negative created by Jean Pascal's father, Pascal Sébah, who exhibited a six-part interior view of the mosque--a technical triumph--at an exhibition in Paris in 1869. See Robert S. Nelson, Hagia Sophia 1850-1950: Holy Wisdom Modern Monument (Chicago and London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004), page 99
Technique
not applicable
Label
Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie, par Sébah & Joaillier
Instantiates
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • The six-part composite photograph (56 x 76 cm) has been divided into four equal sections, each section mounted on a sheet of heavy card stock, and hinged together on verso with white cloth tape. When open, the mounted image measures 63 x 82; folded within covers to 33 x 42 cm
  • Bound in contemporary red pebble-grain cloth boards; gold-stamped title on upper board in French within ornate arabesque border; above title is the caption in Turkish in Arabic script "Yadigâr-i İstanbul" [Souvenir of Istanbul]; the Turkish crescent and star motif stamped in gold on lower board; textured white endpapers. The enormous size of the image, with its sweeping panoramic view of the mosque's interior, and its ornate binding suggest that perhaps the photograph was created as a gift to present to a visiting dignitary or official
  • Forms part of the Panoramic Photographs Collection, 1906-1966 (Collection 649) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
63 x 82 cm, folded to 33 x 42 cm
Extent
1 6-part compositie photographic print
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Boni purchase.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020708734
  • ucoclc1020708734
Label
Intérieur de la Mosquée de Ste Sophie, par Sébah & Joaillier
Production
Note
  • Cover title
  • The six-part composite photograph (56 x 76 cm) has been divided into four equal sections, each section mounted on a sheet of heavy card stock, and hinged together on verso with white cloth tape. When open, the mounted image measures 63 x 82; folded within covers to 33 x 42 cm
  • Bound in contemporary red pebble-grain cloth boards; gold-stamped title on upper board in French within ornate arabesque border; above title is the caption in Turkish in Arabic script "Yadigâr-i İstanbul" [Souvenir of Istanbul]; the Turkish crescent and star motif stamped in gold on lower board; textured white endpapers. The enormous size of the image, with its sweeping panoramic view of the mosque's interior, and its ornate binding suggest that perhaps the photograph was created as a gift to present to a visiting dignitary or official
  • Forms part of the Panoramic Photographs Collection, 1906-1966 (Collection 649) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
63 x 82 cm, folded to 33 x 42 cm
Extent
1 6-part compositie photographic print
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Boni purchase.
Other physical details
albumen
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
cardboard
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020708734
  • ucoclc1020708734

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