26 April 2005
A GROUP SCENE IN A LANDSCAPE
MUHAMMAD YUSUF OR FOLLOWER, SAFAVID ISFAHAN, IRAN, MID 17TH CENTURY
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a mounted young nobleman in a gold tunic and with a gold turban riding alongside a lady encounters a group of men on foot while a group of ladies on horseback watch, mounted on a late Qajar album page with an arch of gold arabesque over blue ground within border of scrolling arabesque on gold, slight flaking and possible slight retouching
Folio 13¼ x 11 1/8in. (34 x 28.3cm.); miniature 9½ x 7¾in. (24.1 x 19.4cm.)
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