Sultan Abdülmecid

UnknownMid-19th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan has a ceremonial uniform with gold embroidery on his front, collar and sleeves, with the Medal of the Mecidi Order on his chest, and is wearing a fez with aigrette. There are many half-length portraits of Abdülmecid, done by the French painter Jean Portet or the Ottoman painters Sebuh and Ruben Manas. The Manas brothers were appointed to the Paris embassy as translators and many portraits were commissioned to them for the Ottoman embassies in Europe. This portrait could be one of those, or a later copy of the portraits painted by Portet or the Manas brothers.


  • Title: Sultan Abdülmecid
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Mid-19th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w600 x h815 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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