The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Exhibition of work by photographer James Robertson on display for the 200th anniversary of his birth
A selection of works by the renowned photographer James Robertson (1813-1888) is on display between November 27, 2013 and February 2, 2014, in the RCAC’s gallery

ISTANBUL.- Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations is hosting an exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birthday of James Robertson, a leading nineteenth-century photographer. Titled “Robertson, Photographer and Engraver in the Ottoman Capital” the exhibition features Robertson’s original photographs and watercolor paintings from the Ömer M. Koç Collection, curated by Bahattin Öztuncay.

A selection of works by the renowned photographer James Robertson (1813-1888) who served as chief engraver of the Ottoman Imperial Mint, is on display between November 27, 2013 and February 2, 2014, in the RCAC’s gallery on İstiklal Street, Istanbul. “Robertson, Photographer and Engraver in the Ottoman Capital” features examples of his photographs and watercolor paintings as well as his works from the Imperial Mint. Curated by Bahattin Öztuncay, all of the original photographs and watercolors in the exhibition are selected from the Ömer M. Koç Collection.

Robertson, one of the most notable names of nineteenth-century photography, received his vocational training in the London Royal Mint and remained the chief engraver of the Ottoman Imperial Mint for forty years, serving four successive sultans including Sultan Abdülmecid and Sultan Abdülaziz. He prepared designs, molds and models for gold and silver coins and in the 1850s also started to develop an interest in photography. James Robertson is the first photographer working in Istanbul known to have taken the first 360° panoramic photographs of the city. He gained much renown with his Istanbul photographs, as well as with the photo series he produced of Athens in 1854, of the Crimean War between 1854 and 1855, and of Jerusalem and Cairo, which he prepared in 1857 and which were displayed in exhibitions in London and Paris.

“Robertson, Photographer and Engraver in the Ottoman Capital” features not only his outstanding works for the Imperial Mint, but also reveals his mastery and manifold talents as an artist capable of creating stunning photographs and watercolor paintings of his adopted city’s colorful life, of its unique scenery, and its matchless monuments and art objects. The exhibition also includes numerous photos from Athens, the Crimea, Jerusalem and Cairo. An accompanying exhibition catalogue, prepared by Bahattin Öztuncay and designed by Yeşim Demir, presents Robertson’s biography alongside his works.

Today's News

December 3, 2013

French film and installation artist Laure Prouvost wins Great Britain's Turner prize

Australian psychedelic artist Martin Sharp, who designed posters for Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, dies

Christie's to offer works of art from the collection of legendary designer Michael Inchbald

Sotheby's sale in Beijing sets an auction record for Chinese Modern master Zao Wou-Ki

Antiquities-Saleroom presents Ancient/Ethnographic Art Holiday Discovery Auction

Gene Kelly 'Singin' in the Rain' suit, bought 'off the rack' for $10, may bring thousands at auction

Two day auction at Bonhams San Francisco showcases Chinese art from private collections

Exhibition of work by photographer James Robertson on display for the 200th anniversary of his birth

First example of a multimedia publication sells for £21,080 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea celebrates 20th anniversary with exhibition

Exploring cinematic art through costume at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

New light in the Alte Pinakothek: Renovation to improve energy efficiency

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria celebrates art lover and patron Mortimer-Lamb

Discovery Times Square announces final weeks to see The Art of the Brick exhibit

Joseph DuMouchelle International Auctioneers to offer Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver trophy

Might & Masses: Anton Petz exhibits at Reinisch Contemporary

Sterling Associates' announces 707-lot December 12 Holiday Auction

MOCA Cleveland releases metrics of strong inaugural year in new building, Uptown

First West Coast museum exhibition for up-and-coming Chicago-based artist

Christmas project at the Fundació Joan Miró: The Economics of Divine Chance by Eulàlia Valldosera

Lennon's schoolyard mischief revealed by auctioned files

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful