The inscriptions read raqam-e bande-ye shahanshah-e ‘alam panah
khodad khan-e zand
be-tarikh-e doyum-e shahr-e rabi’al-thani 1272 "Drawn by the servant of the King of Kings, the Refuge to the World, Khoda-Dad Khan Zand on
the second of the month of Rabi’ II 1272 (12 December 1855)"
shama’il-e haydar aqa dar hefdah salegi/"Portrait of Haydar Aqa at the age of seventeen" Haydar Aqa is unidentified
In small hand: dur-nama shabih-e galanduak va jajrut/"The landscape resembling Galanduak and Jajrut [Jajrud]". Both places are in the environs of Tehran.
The painter Khoda-Dad Zand is a painter of Nasir al-Din Shah period who had the title Hakim. He was a portrait painter. Karimzadeh records three paintings by him all in water colour. They depict ‘Ali, Mirza Khalil (both dated 1277/1860-61) and Shah-Navaz Khan (dated 1273/1856-7). See M.A. Karimzadeh Tabrizi, The Lives and Art of Old Painters of Iran, London, vol. 1, 1985, p. 166.