Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rafayel Manas (1710-1780)

Rafayel Manas (1710? -27 January 1780): The famous palace painter and muganni ( Who is singing on church choir ).According to Jozef Manas ( Who is great-grandchildren of Raphael Manas ) The family lineage traced back to Kayseri, where it originated in the mid-sixteenth century.

Portrait of Mustafa III,  Tempera and Egg on Paper,  1757 or 1789,   27,1 x 17,5 cm,  Istanbul Topkapi Palace

ln Tableau general de l'Empire Ottoman  ( General picture of the Ottoman Empire) , Mouradja d'Ohsson notes that Rafael Manas (1710-1780) served as the court's chief artist during the reign of Abdulhamid l (1774-1789).

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