Pavillion Beside The Cannon Gate

Antoine - Ignace MellingEnd of 18th century

İstanbul Research Institute

İstanbul Research Institute
İstanbul, Turkey

Standing independently of the waterfront palace, a pavillion is visible on the right (north) side of the Cannon Gate. Set on pillars, the wooden structure appears to have a hipped roof and a single storey. The façades of the pavillion are lined with windows that are equipped with vertical shutters. This structure is also visible in the engravings of Pîrî Reis (mid-17th century) and Scorella (1685), which suggests that it was built prior to (or possibly concurrently with) Topkapısı Waterfront Palace. Depicted by Hilair (1822) after Melling, neither the name, nor the function of his pavillion has been identified.


  • Title: Pavillion Beside The Cannon Gate
  • Creator: Antoine - Ignace Melling
  • Date Created: End of 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 23,5 x 180 cm.

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