Large Persian Painting

Large 110cms x 70cms Persian Gouache watercolour silk painting likely from Isfaham School of painting. It depicts Sultan “Husayn Bayquara “ at the central figure.The youthfull facials,hairstyles and the red underwriting reflects very much the style & characteristics of painter Reza Abbasi in the 17th century. Rezā ʿAbbāsī was also a master of line drawing, a form of art not popular in the Islamic world before the end of the 16th century.Some colour fading and fabric fragmented in some areas due to its age.A true Master painting with its elegance and finely detailed work.



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June 3, 2024
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Hello Felix, Thank you for choosing Mearto for your online appraisal. Based on the images and information you have provided: This item is a large Persian gouache watercolor silk painting, measuring 110 cm by 70 cm, likely originating from the renowned Isfahan School of painting. The central figure depicted is Sultan Husayn Bayqara, a notable ruler whose reign and cultural patronage left a significant mark on Persian art. The painting is characterized by youthful facial expressions, distinctive hairstyles, and red underwritings, elements that are reminiscent of the stylistic features of Reza Abbasi, a master painter from the 17th century. Abbasi's influence is evident in the intricate detailing and the graceful lines, which were revolutionary for their time and contributed to the evolution of Persian miniature painting. The condition of the painting reflects its considerable age, with some color fading and areas where the fabric has fragmented. These signs of wear, while indicative of the painting's historical journey, do not detract from its overall aesthetic and historical value. Instead, they add to its authenticity and charm, providing tangible evidence of its longevity and the care with which it has been preserved over the centuries. The delicate and meticulous application of gouache on silk is a testament to the high level of craftsmanship associated with the Isfahan School, known for its rich artistic heritage and attention to detail. The painting's attribution to Reza Abbasi, even if indirect, significantly enhances its importance. Abbasi was renowned for his mastery of line drawing, a technique that gained popularity in the Islamic world towards the end of the 16th century, largely due to his influence. His works are celebrated for their elegance, fluidity, and the emotive power of their figures. Retail prices may vary