BERGER, Aliye [artist]. Original etching in two colours. [Istanbul, c. 1960s].
Printed on 'butcher's paper', measuring 49 by 27 cm (image size), mounted and framed at the time for the Rowley Gallery in London (label on verso).
Aliye Berger (1903-1991) was one of the foremost artists of the progressive scene of the young Turkish Republic, affiliated with many a laïcist intellectual. Her brother was the celebrated writer Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı (the Fisherman of Halicarnassus/Halikarnas Balıkçısı), her sister the artist Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, who had married into the Hashemite dynasty. This atmospheric etching shows the life-affirmative throng of humans in the market of Bolu, near Bodrum. - See Emel Koç's recent book Alyoşa. Aliye Berger Biyografisi.
The lower margin is inscribed in pencil 'printer Tarik Kabaogaç', with the artist's name to the right.