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NASIR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR

EUROPEAN ARTIST, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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NASIR AL-DIN SHAH QAJAR
EUROPEAN ARTIST, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Oil on board, he stands in an interior beside a chair dressed in blue coat with embroidered jacket over it, a tall black cap with jewelled and feathered ornament, a sword in one hand, inscription possibly reading "Mayer", framed and glazed
8½ x 7in. (21.6 x 17.6cm.)
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Lot Essay

This painting is worked from an official photograph of Nasir al-Din Shah posing by a chair, published in Layla Diba and Maryam Ekhtiar, Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch 1785-1925, New York, 1998, no.87, p.262. The following page (no.88, p.263) illustrates a watercolour made after that photograph, rather different in appearance from the present oil.
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