• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 315

    A QAJAR PORTAIT OF A YOUNG PRINCE, POSSIBLY NASR AL-DIN MIRZA, IRAN, CIRCA 1845

    Price Realised  

    A QAJAR PORTAIT OF A YOUNG PRINCE, POSSIBLY NASR AL-DIN MIRZA, IRAN, CIRCA 1845
    Oil on copper, a young prince wearing a tall black hat, black trousers and a red coat of boteh design trimmed with fur, in a mountain landscape - 11 1/4 x 7 5/8in (28.8 x 19.2cm)


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    Another portrait of the your Nasir Al-Din Shah painted on copper by Bahram Kirmanshahi is in the Museé du Louvre, MAO 776. During the 1850s-1870s he was depicted in a variety of settings, enthroned, on horseback and against landscapes, as here. Diba, L.S. Persian Paintings, The Qajar Epoch, 1785-1925, New York, 1999, no. 75, pp. 244-5

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    Provenance

    Previously sold at Christie's King St, October 27 2004, Lot 115