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Levant, album of prints and watercolors

Ms. Coll. 1379

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Tatikian, Bogos, 1820-
Title:
Levant, album of prints and watercolors
Date:
circa 1840-1850
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1379
Extent:
1 volume (0.2 linear foot)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Some captions in French or Italian.
Abstract:
A album consisting of 23 plates and 1 photograph created by Armenian, Turkish artist Bogos Tatikian between 1840 and 1850.
Cite as:
Levant, album of prints and watercolors, circa 1840-1850, Ms. Coll. 1379, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

An Armenian, Turkish artist who lived in İzmir. Tatikian began painting in the 1840s. He was a printer and painter who sold individual works of people living in the Ottoman Empire including the Smyrna region (now Izmir).

Scope and Contents

A album consisting of 23 plates and 1 photograph created by artist Bogos Tatikian between 1840 and 1850. The title stamped in gold on the cover, Levant, refers to a large geographic area of the Eastern Mediterranean. The plates are pasted in the volume. They consist of lithographs and watercolors of ordinary people in traditional costumes. The people are from in and around the Ottoman Empire. Only a few lithographs have captions in either French or Italian. They include depictions of a Turkish peasant woman from Smyrna, a Turkish woman, a water bearer, and a hot drink vendor. There are 17 watercolors, 6 lithographs, and 1 photograph. One lithograph has the date of 1840. Three lithographs are detached. The photograph is probably mausoleums located at the Temple of the Mamluks in Cairo, Egypt.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  May 2019

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Apple Boutique (Geneva, Switzerland), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Lithographs
  • Manuscripts--19th century
  • Photographs
  • Watercolors
Subject(s)
  • Artists--Turkey--Izmier
  • Clothing and dress--Mediterranean region--19th century
  • Lithographs--19th century--Specimens
  • Watercolors--19th century--Specimens

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Collection Inventory

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Levant, album of prints and watercolors, circa 1840-1850.

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