Fri, 29th Oct 2021 11:00

Islamic Art - Property of a European Collector Part II

 
  Lot 191
 

AN INTERIOR WINE-DRINKING SCENE
Iran, late 18th century, in the style of Muhammad ibn Khodadad

AN INTERIOR WINE-DRINKING SCENE
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
Iran, late 18th century, in the style of Muhammad ibn Khodadad

Opaque pigments, pencil and ink heightened in gold on paper, the vertical composition depicting an interior scene with a young lady bringing a glass bottle of wine to pour some more in the glass of the young nobleman standing in the centre of the scene, his outfit with the sleeveless, embroidered hunting coat lined with fur around the neckline and the multi-folded high turban perfectly in tune with Central Asian fashion canons, next to the young nobleman a white hare, set within gold and black rules, and concentric decorative borders on cream and light blue grounds with gilt floral scrolls, mounted, glazed and framed, the folio 19cm x 12.6cm, 42.5cm x 32.5cm including the frame.

The overall compositional structure of the scene, the presence of a wild animals in a typical Persian interior, and the traditional outfits mirror the previous lot in this sale (lot 190) ascribed to the Zand painter Muhammad ibn Khodadad.

Sold for £5,000

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