Zeki Paşa Yalı, Istanbul, Turkey
Located close to Sultan Mehmet Bridge on the European Side of Istanbul, this Yali Mansion was built in the early 20th century. It was later sold to Sabiha Sultan, daughter of Mehmet VI, the last of the Ottoman sultans, and her husband İmer Faruk Efendi, grandson of Sultan Abdül Aziz. When the sultanate was abolished in 1922, Mehmet walked from this building onto a British warship, never to return to Turkey.
Fine ink and Graphite Pencil drawing on Daler Rowney 250 gsm Bristol Board Smooth A4 paper
( 21cm x 29.7cm)