Early Photograph of Sultan's Arabian Horse, Printed Circa 1890
Item Number: 14351
Original nineteenth century hand colored photograph of the King's arabian horse. Image size is 7.6" x 9.7." Photograph of the Sultan's white horse. The majestic horse wears an embelished gold and red saddle that matches the gold and red uniform of the groom holding it. Beside the groom is an aide-de-camp dressed in a green uniform standing with sword in sheath. The background is an elaborate carpeted stone staircase with Arabic motifs leading to the open doors of the Pera Palace Hotel. Overall a very attractive and sharp image. Photographer's stamp on verso: "Photographie Apollon. Gulmez Feres Photographes de S.M.I. le Sultan. Succursale vis-a-vis le Pera Palace Hotel. Constantinoples." Overall very good condition.