Finding Aid for Pascal Sébah Views of Bursa, 1860-1875

Beth Guynn


Descriptive Summary

Title: Pascal Sébah views of Bursa
Date (inclusive): 1860-1875
Number: 2002.R.42
Creator/Collector: Sébah, Pascal, 1823-1886
Physical Description: 1 linear foot (16 photographic prints)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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Abstract: The collection of 16 photographs by Pascal Sébah features views of the Turkish city of Bursa.
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Language: Collection material is in French

Biographical/Historical Note

Pascal Sébah opened his Constantinople (Istanbul) photography studio, which he later named El Chark, in 1857. It became one of the most successful studios in the city. He subsequently established a studio in Cairo in 1873. When Sébah suffered a brain hemorrage in 1883, his brother Cosmi, already a photographer with his own business, and Sébah's sixteen year-old son, Jean, took over the firm. Jean went into partnership with Policarpe Joaillier in 1888, under the name Sébah and Joaillier, while Cosmi continued to run the old studio. Sébah and Joaillier acquired the negatives of Abdullah frères in 1899. Later renamed Photo Sébah, the firm remained in business until 1952.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Pascal Sébah views of Bursa, 1860-1875, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2002.R.42.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2002r42

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2002.

Processing History

Processed and cataloged by Beth Guynn; finding aid originally encoded by Holly Larson with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and updated by Guynn in 2020.

Digitized Material

The collection was digitized by the repository in 2010 and the images are available online:
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2002r42

Scope and Content of Collection

Taken between 1865 and 1875, the sixteen albumen photographs in the collection depict views of the Turkish city of Bursa and its monuments. Located across the sea of Marmara from Istanbul, Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Included are six panoramic views of the city and interior and exterior views of the Ulu Cami, Yesil and Murad I mosques, the Yildirim Beyazit mosque and tomb, and the tombs of Cem Sultan, Mehmed I, and Osman Bey. Also included is one photograph with the handwritten caption "Fontaine dans le vieux palais du Serail," most likely by Abdullah frères.
The photographs are pasted on eight mounts, recto and verso. The mounts are numbered sequentially on both sides from 191 to 206. The photographs appear to be part of a mock-up for an illustrated book. For additional photographs bearing numbers sequential to those in this collection see Special Collections accession no. 2004.R.44 (Views of Asia Minor).
Most of the photographs are captioned and numbered in the negative in French, and signed: P. Sébah. Additional French captions, either handwritten or typeset, are pasted on the mounts below the images. Titles are taken from the captions in the negatives, except where noted.

Arrangement

Arranged in a single series: . Series I. Pascal Sébah views of Bursa, 1860-1875

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Abdullah frères

Subjects - Topics

Islamic sepulchral monuments -- Turkey -- Bursa
Sepulchral monuments -- Turkey -- Bursa
Mosques -- Turkey -- Bursa
Osman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1258-1326 -- Tomb
Cem, Prince, son of Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks, 1459-1495 -- Tomb
Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks, 1432-1481 -- Tomb

Subjects - Places

Bursa (Turkey) -- Description and travel
Turkey -- Kings and rulers -- Tombs

Genres and Forms of Material

Albumen prints -- Turkey -- 19th century

Contributors

Sébah, Pascal, 1823-1886


Container List

 

Pascal Sébah views of Bursa, 1860-1875

box 1

2002.R.42-1 Abdullah frères, Fontaine dans le vieux palais du Sérail, 1860s

Scope and Content Note

Title written on mount. Numbered on mount: No. 191. 2002.R.42-2 is mounted on the other side.
 

Sébah, Pascal, 1865-1875

box 1

2002.R.42-2 Vue panoramique de Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A lengthy typeset caption beginning "No. 192 - Panorama de Brousse...," and containing general information on Bursa, is pasted below the image. 2002.R.42-1 is on the other side of the mount.
box 1

2002.R.42-3 Vue panoramique de Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A printed caption "No. 193. Vue panoramique de l'ancienne Brousse...," indicating various mosques and tombs, is pasted below the image. Numbered in the negative: 4. 2002.R.42-4 is on the other side of the mount.
box 1

2002.R.42-4 Vue panoramique de Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A handwritten caption "No. 194. Vue panoramique de l'ancienne Brousse...," indicating various points of interest-the hospital, fortifications, and so forth-is pasted below image. Numbered in the negative: 4. 2002.R.42-3 is on the other side of the mount.
box 1

2002.R.42-5 Vue panoramique de Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A lengthy typescript caption pasted below the image, "No. 195. Vue panoramique de l'ancienne Brousse...," indicates mills and other points of interest and discusses the geographical location of Bursa. Numbered in the negative: 5. 2002.R.42-6 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-6 Vue panoramique d'Oulou Djami à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption pasted below the image reads: No. 196. Vue panoramique de Brousse. Le Grand Bazar dans le bas et ou centre. 34.5. Numbered in the negative: 6. 2002.R.42-5 is on the other side of the mount.
box 1

2002.R.42-7 Vue panoramique de Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A handwritten caption pasted below image, "No. 197. Vue panoramique de Brousse...," indicates various points of interest. Numbered in the negative: 7. 2002.R.42-8 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-8 Mosquée et tombeaux de Yldirím à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: No. 198. Mosquée et tombeaux de Bayérid Yldirím à Brousse. Numbered in the negative: 8. 2002.R.42-7is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-9 Mosquée Mouradie à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: No. 199. La mosquée de Murad I, à Brousse. Elle renferme les tombeaux de ce Sultan. Numbered in the negative: 2. 2002.R.42-10 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-10 Intérieur d'Oulou Djami à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

A lengthy typescript caption pasted below image, "No. 200. Mosquée d'Oulou-Djami, ou grande mosquée...," describes the mosque's interior. Numbered in the negative: 12.
This image is the same as 2002.R.42-15. 2002.R.42-9 is on the other side of the mount.
box 1

2002.R.42-11 Intérieur de Ycéhil Djami

Scope and Content Note

A lengthy handwritten caption pasted beneath the image, "No. 201. Mosquée de Yéchil Djami à Brousse...," discusses the history of the mosque and describes its interior. Numbered in the negative: 11. 2002.R.42-12 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-12 Porte de Yéchil Djami à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: No. 202. La porte d'entrée de Yéchil Djami à Brousse... Numbered in the negative: 10. 2002.R.42-11 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-13 Intérieur du tombeaux de Cem Sultan à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: No. 203. Intérieur du tombeaux de Cem Sultan à Brousse. Numbered in the negative: 13. 2002.R.42-14 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-14 Porte d'entrée du tombeaux de Mahommed I, dans la mosquée de Yéchil-Djami...

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: No. 204. 2002.R.42-13 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-15 L'intérieur d'Oulou-Djami,

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image continues: Double emploi. No. 205. Same image as 200002.R.42-10. 2002.R.42-16 is on the other side of the mount.
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2002.R.42-16 Tombeau du Sultan Osman à Brousse

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten caption below image: Tombeau de Sultan Osman à Brousse. 2002.R.42-15 is on the other side of the mount.