An 1898 painting of Şehsuvar Hanım, painted by her husband
|Born||2 May 1881|
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (present day Istanbul, Turkey)
|Died||c. 1945 (aged 63–64)|
(m. 1896; died 1944)
|Issue||Şehzade Ömer Faruk|
|House||Ottoman (by marriage)|
Of Turkish origin, Şehsuvar Hanım was born on 2 May 1881 in Istanbul. At a young age her father, himself attendant at the court, presented her in the imperial harem. Her name according to the custom of the Ottoman court was changed to Şehsuvar.
Abdulmejid was interested in classical music. At times, he would perform with his wives, and the kalfas. He would be at the piano, Şehsuvar and Hayrünnisa Hanım would play the violin, and Mehisti Hanım the cello.
In an 1898 work by Abdülmecid, Pondering/Goethe in the harem, Şehsuvar is shown reclining on a settee. However, according to an interview with Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu on 26 May 2002, she said that the figure does not resemble her paternal grandmother Sehsuvar Hanım. In another work of 1915, Harmony of the Harem/Beethoven in the Harem, by her husband, she is shown playing a violin.
|Şehzade Ömer Faruk||27 February 1898||28 March 1969||married twice, and had issue, three daughters|
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