• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 313

    A QAJAR PORTRAIT OF NASIR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR AS A PRINCE WITH HIS ENTOURAGE, IRAN, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A QAJAR PORTRAIT OF NASIR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR AS A PRINCE WITH HIS ENTOURAGE, IRAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Oil on canvas, the young prince holding the hand of the eunuch Amin Khurrem with members of the court, each with identifying inscription, framed - 26 1/2 x 39in (67.3 x 99cm)


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    This is a version of a painting by Prince Alexis Soltykov, published in his book Voyage en Perse, originally published in Russian in 1849. The individuals are indetified as follows from right to left:
    vazir-e tashrifat (the Minister of Ceremonies), sepahdar-e gorji (the Georgian Commander of the army), vazir-e daftar (Minister of Records or Finance), Hajji Mirza Aqasi, (the Prime Minister of Muhammad Shah), naser al-din mirza valahazrat vali'ahd (His Highness Prince Nasir al-Din, the Crown Prince), qa 'em maqam (Viceregent, the title of Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir), amin-e haram (Chief Eunuch), Mirza Abu'l Hasan Khan ilchi (the envoy), Manuchehr Khan (Mu'tamid al-Dawla).

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