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About the Collection

About the Collection

The Sakıp Sabancı Painting Collection is composed of select examples of early Turkish painting as well as the works of foreign artists who worked in Istanbul during the later years of the Ottoman Empire. The collection is focused primarily on works created between 1850 and 1950, and in addition to works by Raphael and local artists such as Konstantin Kapıdağlı, Osman Hamdi Bey, Şeker Ahmed Paşa, Süleyman Seyyid, Nazmi Ziya Güran, İbrahim Çallı, Feyhaman Duran and Fikret Mualla, also includes the works of foreign artists like Fausto Zonaro and Ivan Ayvazovski.  

SSM Painting Collection is temporarily closed to visit due to the ongoing "MACK. Just Light ve Colour" exhibition within the museum galleries. During this time, you can visit the collection online with the cooperation of Google Cultural Institute with the 360 degree tour application and view the artworks along with the information panels via its “Street View” feature.