Muhammed II at the Walls of Constantinople in 1453

Muhammed II at the Walls of Constantinople in 1453

The frenetic drama of Doré's image - the rearing horse, the thunderous breaking of the waves, the besieged ships - expresses the profound spiritual and historical import of Muhammed's conquest of Constantinople in 1453.

Gustave Doré
19th Century
Engraving
PMA:J99.1897
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