Golden Children Exhibition
Golden Children 16th–19th Century European Portraits.
Fifty-seven selected portraits of children explore the European political history and its aristocratic traditions, as well as the beliefs and fashions of their era, through the depictions of the noble and royal children from various countries. In addition to this selection, Portrait of Cameria, Daughter of the Emperor Soliman, from the Jakober Foundation’s Collection, and Prince Abdurrahim Efendi, a portrait of an Ottoman prince from the Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection, have been especially added to the exhibition as two important figures of the Ottoman Dynasty.
Along with some provincial and naïve works, all of the exhibited portraits give us an insight into a deeper notion of the past. Whether these children are English or Italian, Danish or Spanish, German or Polish, Flemish, Dutch or French, beneath the sumptuous attire and the trappings of wealth, the fine lace, jewels, and protective amulets, young children are depicted.
The exhibition will remain open until January 6, 2013.
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00
Museum is closed on Mondays.
Please note the museum is closed on the first day of Feast of Sacrifice, and New Year's Day (1st Jan).
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No: 65 Tepebasi Beyoglu