Yeni Valide Mosque at Eminonu by Alberto Pasini was created in 1872. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 88,9 x 66,7 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Pasini here depicts the Yeni Valide Mosque at Eminonu, Istanbul, an Ottoman structure completed in the early eighteenth century. Four women of the Imperial Household enter the mosque by a gateway that Pasini appropriated from another, much later, monument. It was painted two decades after Pasini befriended the artist Théodore Chassériau after arriving in Paris in 1851. When Chassériau was unable to accompany a diplomatic mission to Persia in 1855, Pasini went instead; it was the first of his numerous visits to the East. (read more in Metropolitan Museum of Art)
About the Artist: Italian painter Alberto Pasini was born in Busseto. He is best known for depicting Orientalist subjects in a late-Romantic style. At the age of 17 years, in the Academy of Fine Art of Parma. He studied landscape painting and drawing. By 1852, he exhibited a series of thirty designs, made into lithographs, depicting various castles around Piacenza, Lunigiana and Parma. In 1853 his lithograph of The Evening gained him admittance to the Paris Salon, and to the workshop of the famous Théodore Chassériau… read more