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Portrait of an Armenian patriarch
gouache heightened with gold on ivory, wearing black hooded robes and three chains with religious insignia, the bearded and bespectacled old man holds his gold-topped wooden staff, cream ground, probably Turkey, signed in white below by Midrawan(?) and dated AH 1325/1907 AD, blue ground palmette border, mosaic inlaid frame with Armenian inscription above (light wear) - 8½ x 6in. (21.6 x 15.3cm.)
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