Osman Hamdi Bey painting sold for 2.6 million liras
ISTANBULFamous late-Ottoman painter Osman Hamdi Bey’s “Girl places a vase” was sold for 2.6 million Turkish Liras at an auction organized by Artam Antik AŞ on Dec. 16 at Istanbul’s Swissotel.
The event saw 275 paintings and artifacts put up for auction. Osman Hamdi Bey’s canvas work, which was painted in 1883, drew the most attention with an opening price of 1.8 million liras.
After tax, it is reported that the painting cost its unidentified buyer a total of 3.3 million liras.
Among the other popular works in the auction was Hasan Rıza’s “Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror arrives in Istanbul,” which was sold for 1 million liras.
Orientalist painter Alberto Pasini’s “The bazaar in Istanbul” was auctioned for 350,000 liras and found a buyer for 600,000 liras. İbrahim Çallı’s “Still Life” was sold for 270,000 liras, while Süleyman Seyyid’s “Strawberries” was sold for 98,000 liras.
Among the other works in the auction, Halil Paşa’s “Magnolias” was sold for 100,000 liras, while Hikmet Onat’s “On the hills of Anadolu Hisarı” found a buyer for 160,000 liras.