Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy

Lectures & Editorials on Calligraphy

Archive for March 24th, 2007

MEHMET TEVFİK ? – ?

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We know neither the date of his birth nor the date of his death.





















Photograph © http://www.rportakal.com/. h.1328 (1910), Its read: “Ya Hazret-i Şeyh Sultan Seyyid Abdülkadir Geylani Kuddise Sırrıhü”, 46 x 34 cm.

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March 24, 2007 at 11:13 pm

Filibeli Bakkal Arif Efendi 1830 – 1909

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Photograph © http://www.rportakal.com/. dated .1315 (1897). “Alem içre muteber bir nesne yok devlet gibi olmaya devlet cihanda bir nefes sıhhat gibi”, 52 x 86 cm.

A Celis-sülüs Hilya by the Calligrapher.

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March 24, 2007 at 11:08 pm

Hafiz Vahdetî (1832 -1896)

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Photograph © http://www.rportakal.com. h.1282 (1865). It reads: “Allah”, “Ya Hazret-i Şeyh Seyyid Sadettin Cibavi” and Surah Ihlas . Halvetiye tarikati Cerrahi kolunun sikkesi, 74 x 59 cm.



Calligraphy by Hafiz Vahdeti

Photograph © http://www.rportakal.com. h.1282 (1865). It reads: “Allah”, “Ya Hazret-i Şeyh Seyyid Sadettin Cibavi” and Surah Ihlas . Halvetiye tarikati Cerrahi kolunun sikkesi, 74 x 59 cm.

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March 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Sultan ABDULMECID (1823 – 1861)

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Abdülmecid learned the art of calligraphy and received his icazet from Mehmet Tahir Efendi, a faithful disciple and devoted pupil of Mahmud Celaleddin, the founder of his own individual school of calligraphy. Panels written by Abdülmecid in Thuluth and Jeli in the style of Celaleddin are to be found in several Istanbul mosques and museums, particularly in the mosques of Dolmabahce and Ortakoy. He died in 1861 at the age of thirty-eight.

Calligraphy by Sultan Abdulmeci I.

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March 24, 2007 at 10:08 pm

ABDULLAH: “Gabizade”

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We know neither the date of his birth nor the date of his death, but in view of the fact that his teacher ibrahim Hanif, from whom he learned both Thuluth and Naskhi, died in 1189 H, (1771), he can be assumed to have lived in the twelfth century of the Hegira (eighteenth century A.D.).

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March 24, 2007 at 10:05 pm

ABDULLAH: Eseyyid Abdullah of Yedikule -1731

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Abdullah of Yedikule was the favourite pupil of the celebrated calligrapher Hafiz Osman Efendi, and we know from the register of calligraphers that he received his icazet in 1102 H. He achieved great beauty and perfection in his use of Thuluth and Naskhi and was awarded both praise and protection by Sultan Ahmed Ill. He produced twenty-four Qur’ans as well as a number of Enams, Evrads, Kit’as, Murak’kas and Hilye-i Serifs. He had a large number of pupils. Most of his works are preserved in the Nuruosmaniye Library. Abdullah Effendi was greatly loved and admired by his teacher. He used the name Seyyid to indicate that he was descended from the family of the Prophet. He bid farewell to this transitory world in 1144 H.

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March 24, 2007 at 10:02 pm

ALI: “Ibrahimhanzade Ismail bin Ali” (d. 1164 H. – 1746 A.D.)

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Ismail bin Ali was a native of Istanbul. He received his icazet in Thuluth and Naskhi from Hoca Mehmet Rasim Efendi of Egrikapi. He was also interested in Ta’Iiq script and took lessons from Katipzade Mehmet Refi Efendi. He died in 1164 H. and was buried in the cemetery at Eyup/Istanbul.

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March 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm