• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 133

    MUHSIN FASHI (PERSIAN, CIRCA 1850)

    Portrait of Nasir Al-Din Shah (1831-1896), small-bust-length, before clouds and within an ornamental border

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    MUHSIN FASHI (PERSIAN, CIRCA 1850)
    Portrait of Nasir Al-Din Shah (1831-1896), small-bust-length, before clouds and within an ornamental border
    signed and inscribed 'Raqam-e (designed by) Mushin Fashi' (upper left) and 'Sultan Ya [sic] Nasir al-Din' (upper right)
    bodycolour heightened with gold
    8½ x 5 7/8 in. (21.5 x 15 cm.)


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    Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar (1831-1896) was the third longest reigning monarch in Persian history. He was the first Persian monarch to be made a Knight of the Order of the Garter, an honour bestowed upon him by Queen Victoria during his visit to the United Kingdom in 1873.

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