Marines of the Ottoman Navy

The Vanmour SchoolFirst half of the 18th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Türkiye

This painting is one of the four works of the Vanmour Studio series depicting a genre scene in Ottoman home interior. There is another painting of the same composition by Antonio or Francesco Guardi made for Count Schulenburg in Vienna. Both works must have been based upon an unknown painting by Vanmour. Another Vanmour painting depicting a countryside excursion at the Rijksmuseum incorporates similar figures. The painting, along with the others in the series, was exhibited in the “Turquerie” exhibition in Paris in 1911.


  • Title: Marines of the Ottoman Navy
  • Creator: The Vanmour School
  • Date Created: First half of the 18th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w620 x h440 cm
  • Type: oil on canvas
  • Rights: Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation
  • External Link: Orientalist Paintings Collection
  • Pera Museum: Orientalist Paintings Collection

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