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Egrikapili Mehmed Rasim Efendi

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Name  Egrikapili Rasim

Egrikapili Mehmed Rasim Efendi (Ottoman Turkish: ‎ Modern Turkish: Egrikapili Mehmed Rasim Efendi ) (b. 1687-d. May 13, 1756) was an Ottoman calligrapher.

History

Because he was born in the Egrikapi district of Istanbul he was known as Egrikapili (from Egrikapi in Turkish). He studied with his father Yusuf Efendi, who was also a calligrapher, and with the court calligrapher Yedikuleli Seyyid 'Abdullah Efendi.He received his ijazah in 1705. Mehmed Rasim gained reputation for his work and became a major court calligrapher in the Tulip period during the reign of Sultan Ahmed III. He was appointed calligraphy teacher at the Galata palace in 1714 and later at the Topkapi Palace in 1737. One of his most famous works consist of copying over 60 manuscripts of the Kuran and the inscriptions on the fountain of Saliha Sultan at Azap Kapi in Constantinople. He was also skilled at Paper marbling. Rasim Mehmed was a well-educated man and he wrote poetry in three different languages.

References

Egrikapili Mehmed Rasim Efendi Wikipedia


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