Temporary Exhibition: Prospect of Constantinople

Prospect of Constantinople, aquarelle on paper, after 1628

Come and see a fascinating panoramic view of Constantinople as seen from the Golden Horn inlet. The painting shows a city panorama festooned by Constantinople’s famous mosques, such as Soliman’s Mosque, constructed in 1550−1557 under Sultan Soliman the Magnificent. The central part of the view is dominated by the Valens Aqueduct, completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century A.D. The aquarelle composed of eight joined sheets is 225 cm long and has been thoroughly restored after many years of storage in the archive.

By exhibiting the Prospect of Constantinople in the permanent exhibition of the Lobkowicz Palace Museum, which will take place from November to December 15, 2022, the Lobkowicz Collections o.p.s. opens a series of temporary exhibitions of unique works of art. This one will be followed by an exhibition of Haban faience.