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The ex­hi­bi­tion “Thomas Hope: Draw­ings of Ot­toman Istanbul” is on dis­play at the Be­naki Mu­seum of Is­lamic Art in Athens through Septem­ber 25. Hope (1769-1831), the scion of a wealthy Bri­tish bank­ing fam­ily, vis­ited Greece and Turkey in the last quar­ter of the 18th cen­tury and the ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures his ef­forts to por­tray Ot­toman Istanbul through to­po­graphic views and fold­ing panora­mas as well as scenes from daily life rang­ing from cof­fee shops to mar­ket places, cos­tumes and palaces. Later on he be­came a pa­tron of the arts. Mu­seum of Is­lamic Art, 22 Aghion Aso­ma­ton & Dip­i­lou, tel 210.325.1311, www.be­naki.gr

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