Boukoleon Portals Framed Print

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BOUKOLEON PORTALS © 2011 by Trici Venola. This magnificent 9th-century Byzantine Palace once rose out of the Marmara Sea, part of the city walls of Istanbul when it was Constantinople. It was faced with brilliantly colored marble and embellished with statues. Burned by Crusaders in 1204, the Palace structure was occupied anyway by the local populace, until it was dynamited in 1871 to build the Orient Express Railway. Later, around 1962, the city filled in the harbor and built the highway. This scrim, The Big Arch, a pillar colonnade and some piles of brickwork are all that remain. They still have an awesome presence. This drawing took 40 hours. It’s 35 x 70 cm, done with drafting pens on rag paper, commissioned by Donna Perkins of the Boreal Forest in Alberta, a lady as interested as I am in documenting these vanishing foundations of Western culture.


Framed print of Boukoleon Portals

Framed Fine Art Print

  • 28 x 14″ Sunset Cotton Etching
  • Style Name: 1/2″ Extra Border Added
  • Frame Name: (435500)
  • Frame Size: 31.00 x 17.00″
  • Mat Outer Size: 31 x 17″
  • Matting: (A4114)
  • Glazing (Acrylic Glass):
  • Mfg #: 1-435500-A4114-51188

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Trici Venola is an independent artist who has been documenting Turkish culture, history and architecture since 1999. During her adventures in Turkey, Trici has produced over 2,500 detailed line drawings. Many of the places she has documented have since disappeared. By purchasing this framed fine art print, you are receiving a beautiful and unique work of art to add character and prestige to your home or office, or to give away as an elegant gift. Your purchase contributes to this pioneering effort documenting precious history and present culture in the dynamically changing county at the center of the world.


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