St. Sophia from the Hypodrome [sic], Constantinople

James Robertson1857

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of the Hagia Sophia, a large building with a domed cupola and four minarets, partially obscured by a number of multi-story buildings in the foreground. Also visible are six people dressed in the traditional garments, standing next to oxen-drawn carts. This view is seen from the former Hippodrome of Constantinople.


  • Title: St. Sophia from the Hypodrome [sic], Constantinople
  • Creator: James Robertson
  • Date Created: 1857
  • Location Created: Istanbul, Turkey; Constantinople, Turkey
  • Physical Dimensions: 23.9 × 30.1 cm (9 7/16 × 11 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Salted paper print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XA.619.70
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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