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Divan Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 36 pictures in our Divan collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Three women of the Turkish Harem Featured Print

Three women of the Turkish Harem

Three women of the Harem, pose for the photographer. The true historical nature of the Turkish/Eastern/Ottoman Harem was the housing of the women (and attendant eunuchs), of the Imperial or noble household, in a usually polygamous household. These quarters were enclosed and forbidden to men. The institution of the harem exerted a certain fascination on the European imagination, especially during the Age of Romanticism/Orientalism due in part to the writings of the adventurer Richard Francis Burton. Many Westerners imagined a harem as a brothel consisting of many sensual young women lying around pools with oiled bodies, with the sole purpose of pleasing the powerful man to whom they had given themselves. Much of this is recorded in art from that period, usually portraying groups of attractive women lounging nude by spas and pools. The purpose of Harems during the Ottoman Empire, was for the royal upbringing of the future wives of noble and royal men. These women would be educated so that they were ready to appear in public as a royal wife

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Istanbul, Turkey - View toward the Burnt Column Featured Print

Istanbul, Turkey - View toward the Burnt Column

The Column of Constantine (or Burnt Column') is a monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium (renamed by Constantine as Nova Roma) as the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The column is located on Yenic¥²iler Caddesi in Cenberlitas, central Istanbul, along the old Divan Yolu (the Road to the Imperial Council') between Sultanahmet and Beyazare (known as Forum Tauri in the Roman period.). Earthquakes and a fire in 1779 destroyed the neighborhood surrounding the column, leaving it with black scorch marks and earning it the name Burnt Column'. The column was restored by Abdd I, who had the present masonry base added. The base was strengthened in 1779. The original platform of the column is 2.5 meters below ground. Date: circa 1920s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Constantinople - The Burnt Column Featured Print

Constantinople - The Burnt Column

The Column of Constantine (or Burnt Column') is a monumental column constructed on the orders of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in 330 AD. It commemorates the declaration of Byzantium (renamed by Constantine as Nova Roma) as the new capital city of the Roman Empire. The column is located on Yenieriler Caddesi in central Istanbul, along the old Divan Yolu (the Road to the Imperial Council') between Sultanahmet and Beyazt Square (known as Forum Tauri in the Roman period.). Earthquakes and a fire in 1779 destroyed the neighborhood surrounding the column, leaving it with black scorch marks and earning it the name Burnt Column'. The column was restored by Abdlhamid I, who had the present masonry base added. The base was strengthened in 1779. The original platform of the column is 2.5 meters below ground

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection