Sakip Sabanci Museum (Equestrian Mansion)

Sakip Sabanci Museum (Equestrian Mansion)

Sakip Sabanci Museum (Equestrian Mansion)

Sakıp Sabancı Museum, also known as the 'Equestrian Mansion', has a unique location on the Rumeli side overlooking the Bosphorus. The museum building facing the Emirgan coastal road was built by the Italian architect Edouard de Nari by the Khedive Family. The mansion, which dates back to 1927, was used as a summer residence for a long time. The mansion, which was used as the Montenegrin Embassy for a very short time, was bought by Hacı Ömer Sabancı in 1950 and named as 'The Horseman's Mansion'.

Sakıp Sabancı settled in the mansion in 1966, after the second horse statue was added to the land where the historical house is located, which is called the Atlı Köşk due to the horse sculpture of the French sculptor Louis Doumas, whose construction dates back to 1864. The mansion dates back to 1998, when it was turned into a museum, where its rich and eye-catching collection of paintings and calligraphy attracts attention. With its transformation into a museum, the mansion takes the name 'Sakıp Sabancı Museum'. It was opened to visitors in 2002 by incorporating a modern gallery.

Sakıp Sabancı Museum, whose exhibition areas were expanded after a comprehensive restoration in 2005, is technically brought into compliance with international standards. 96 works were selected from the collection, which includes hilyes, plates, warrants, edicts and manuscripts, calligrapher instruments and many more, and were exhibited at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, the capital of Spain, in 2008.

It is possible to come across many artifacts from the Ottoman Period in the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, which is distinguished from other museums with its painting collection and contains the rarest examples of early Turkish painting. So much so that it is possible to see the works of many famous painters from Şeker Ahmet Pasha to Osman Hamdi Bey, from Süleyman Seyyit to Fikret Mualla and İbrahim Çallı in this museum.

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  • buseats2
    09.11.2022 06:09

    🏛İstanbul’un en güzel manzaraya sahip müzesi

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