Michel François Preaulx
Michel François Preaulx was active/lived in France. Michel Preaulx is known for painting.
Biography Michel François Preaulx
An architect by training, Michel-Francois Préaulx arrived in
Constantinople in 1796 as part of a team invited by Sultan Selim III to
supply military and naval installations for the Ottoman forces.
remained in Constantinople despite Napoleon’s France changing from ally
to enemy of the Ottomans. He continued to produce topographical drawings
for British and French visitors, including the British Ambassador to
Constantinople between 1799-1803, Lord Elgin.
A number of the drawings
commissioned by Elgin are now in the British Museum. In 1827, he was still in
Turkey, and completed drawings for various books, including Constantinople et le Bosphore de Thrace pendant les années 1812, 1813, 1814 et p
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