Late Ottomania in the Fine Arts Library’s Binney Collection

August 11, 2020
Aga of the Janissaries. Colored engraving by Jacques Charles Bar, 1789. Harvard Fine Arts Library

During spring 2020, Gavin Moulton '20 worked in Harvard's Fine Arts Library with the newly acquired Binney Collection of Orientalist Prints, a group of prints, drawings, lithographs, and other ephemera related to perceptions of the Ottomans in Western and Central Europe. Moulton, who has studied Turkish with Precepter Meryym Demir and Senior Preceptor Himmet Taskomur, and who in 2017 joined a group of undergraduates for the annual CMES Winter Term excursion to Turkey, wrote about his experience with the Binney Collection on the Fine Arts Library blog.