Kiosk et Mosquee de Tophanna

Made:
c. 1855 in Istanbul
maker:
James Robertson
'Kiosk et Mosquee de Tophanna'
      A photograph of a mosque at Tophana, Istanbul, Turkey, taken by James Robertson (1813-1888) in about 1855

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'Kiosk et Mosquee de Tophanna' A photograph of a mosque at Tophana, Istanbul, Turkey, taken by James Robertson (1813-1888) in about 1855
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A photograph entitled 'Kiosk et Mosquee de Tophanna', taken by James Robertson, c. 1855. The Tophana area in Istanbul was the arsenal and cannon foundry for the Ottoman Empire.

Robertson established a photographic studio in Istanbul in 1854, and began working with Felice Beato (1832-1909). In 1855 the pair travelled to Balaklava to document the Crimean War.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/1
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford