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Sunday, March 25, 2007

MUSTAFA IZZET: “Yesarizade” (d. 1849)

Mustafa Izzet was the son of the great master of calligraphy Esad Yesari. His date of birth is uncertain. He learned the art of calligraphy from his father, from whom he also received his icazet. He wrote a very beautiful Ta’Iiq script. Very fine inscriptions by Mustafa Izzet are to be seen on a large number of mosques, tombs, fountains and other public buildings in Istanbul. The great calligrapher All Haydar Bey was one of his pupils.He died in 1266 H. and was buried in the cemetery at Gelenbevi.

Calligraphy by Yeserizade in Galata Mevlevihane Museum/Istanbul.

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