The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Castle of Asia on the Bosphorus

Object Details

Title:

The Castle of Asia on the Bosphorus

Artist/Maker:

James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)

Culture:

English

Places:

London, England (Place Created)

Istanbul, Turkey; Constantinople, Turkey (Place Depicted)

Date:

1853

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XO.1237.20

Dimensions:

23.4 × 29.9 cm (9 3/16 × 11 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

View of the Anadolu Hisarı or Anatolian Castle, also known as the Castle of Asia, a fortified complex with several watchtowers. The view of the castle is partially obscured by a number of two-story houses in front that are also on the bank of Bosporus or Bosphorus Strait.