Sultan Selim III

Joseph Warnia-ZarzeckiLate 19th Century - Early 20th Century

Pera Museum

Pera Museum
Istanbul, Türkiye

The Sultan is seen on the arife throne, with its slender pillars on its four corners, wearing his traditional kaftan and turban with a long aigrette. The pillar and thick curtain at the back tell us that the Sultan is inside the palace. There are lithographs of Sultan Selim III in the same composition. The painter must have used these lithographs, which were reproduced and distributed in Europe during the 19th century as a model. There is also an example at the Topkapı Palace. The lithograph by Aramyan and Sourieu in the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection is another example of these.


  • Title: Sultan Selim III
  • Creator: Joseph Warnia-Zarzecki
  • Creator Lifespan: 1850
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Nantes, France
  • Date Created: Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: w960 x h1675 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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