London, South Kensington
3 May 2001
Iran, 20th Century
painted and printed on card, varnished, a pair of birds perch on a rose bush, a flag iris grows nearby, arched top, black spandrels painted with gold feathery sprays, coloured rules, plain leaf -- 30 x 19.8cm; a pair of figures similar, showing a noble in a garden with two deer and a bearded figure in an interior; and an elderly man, gouache on ivory, leaning on a stick, wearing tall wool hat and boteh-pattern robes and coat -- 26.5 x 17.7cm.
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