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Lot 193: A YOUTH WITHIN A ROCKY LANDSCAPE, PERSIA, ISFAHAN, SAFAVID, CIRCA 1590-1600 |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gouache heightened with gold, inscribed 'reza' in Persian at the lower left corner, thin inner borders of various colours, laid down on an album page with outer margins filled with gold animals and plants, reverse with a Persian quatrain in nasta'liq script within cloud bands against gold ground filled with scrolling vines, corner pieces with larger vegetal scrolls against gold, red and blue grounds, inner borders with 10 rectangular panels of nasta'liq script, scrolling gold foliate margins
In generally good overall condition, water stain to lower corner, minor stains, minor losses to outer margin leaf edges, colours vivid and illumination bright, as viewed.
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painting: 22 by 12cm.
leaf: 34.4 by 22cm.
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