On the foreground a lady and her young companion are being rowed along the Golden Horn by two oarsmen, one young and one old. The lady is wearing a blue ferace, 'yaşmak' (veil) and holding an umbrella. The younger of the two oarsmen is looking directly at the viewer. In the background there are other boats and sailboats on the Golden Horn and a faint silhouette of Istanbul with the Beyazıt Tower, as well as the Süleymaniye and Rüstem Paşa Mosques.


  • Title: Excursion on the Golden Horn
  • Creator: Tristram James Ellis
  • Date: 1888
  • Physical Location: Pera Museum
  • Physical Dimensions: 39.5 x 72 cm
  • Medium: Watercolour and tempera on cardboard
  • Pera Museum: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection

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