3 May 2001
A KIRMAN CARPET
South East Persia, circa 1910
The burgundy-red field with a vase at one end issuing floral sprays together with scrolling arabesques and perching birds around a lozenge medallion with pendants containing a portrait of Shah 'Abbas with an exaggerated moustache, flanked by floral sprays, in a shaded green border of angular vine meander issuing delicate floral sprays between light green floral and vine meander stripes, plain outer stripe, very slight wear
9ft. x 5ft.1in. (274cm. x 155cm.)
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An intensely autobiographical work that was made at a tumultuous period in the artist’s life — offered on 18 June
Specialist Jason Carey looks at a painting that encapsulates the the energy, innovation and dynamism of Paris in 1913