Abdülmecid I

Art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Abdülmecid I, who ruled from 1839 to 1861. He commissioned a portrait painted by British artist Sir David Wilkie, which shows the sultan in a relaxed intimate setting rather than as an enthroned ruler. His contributions to the Topkapi palace include a large pavilion-kiosk built in the French Beaux-Arts style. He also built several mosques designed by the Balian family that continued the trend toward Westernized buildings.

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Abdülmecid I
ʻAbd-al-Majīd I
Abdül Mecid I
Abdülmecit I
Abdül-medjid I Dutch
Abdul Mejid I Spanish
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Refers to the art and architecture that coincided with the reign of Abdülmecid I, who ruled from 1839 to 1861. He commissioned a portrait painted by British artist Sir David Wilkie, which shows the sultan in a relaxed intimate setting rather than as an enthroned ruler. His contributions to the Topkapi palace include a large pavilion-kiosk built in the French Beaux-Arts style. He also built several mosques designed by the Balian family that continued the trend toward Westernized buildings.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021699. The J. Paul Getty Trust.