AN ARCHAISTIC SAFAVID-REVIVAL TINTED DRAWING OF TWO LOVERS
Iran, 19th century
Ink, pencil, white wash, gold and opaque pigments on paper, an archaistic Qajar composition in vertical format depicting two lovers tenderly embracing in an idealised landscape, in front of them a wine ewer and four ripe fruits, perhaps an invite to savouring the present moment, two corners embellished with arabesque and vegetal scrollwork in polychromes, set within three borders with floral trellis on pink, turquoise and light purple ground, mounted, framed and glazed, 33cm x 20.5cm.
33cm x 20.5cm
Chiswick Auctions, Islamic Art - From a Private European Collection Part I, 22 July 2020, part of lot 42.
Sold for £938
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