Osman Hamdi Bey is one of the famous Turkish artists.“The Tortoise Trainer” is a very famous painting by him, as we mentioned here. Osman Hamdi Bey’s importance increased in 2016. His work “The Front of the Green Mosque” became the most expensive painting in Turkey’s history with 13,5 million Turkish Liras. That is a record for Turkish paintings. Before that, the most expensive painting was again Osman Hamdi Bey’s work, The Tortoise Trainer.
The painting was finished in 1882. There are 16 figures and Ottoman architecture. The mosque which was painted in “The Front of the Green Mosque” is in Bursa.