SEVEN PROVINCIAL SAFAVID-REVIVAL PAINTINGS AT COURT AND STANDING PORTRAITS
Iran, late 19th and 20th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, comprising a banquet scene in a palatial setting, and two further indoor scenes depicting an ill man in bed, surrounded by his attendants and assisted by a physician, all three vertical compositions mounted onto later album page borders with orange, blue and gold rules, and buff outer frames, each approx. 29cm x 20.2cm; and four Safavid-revival standing portraits of courtly youths and an elder man, the youths bearing cups and ewers in their hands, possibly saqi (cup bearers) or young courtiers attending a banquet, each portrait mounted onto later album borders with blue, white and gold rules, and polychrome outer frames, each approx. 29cm x 20cm.
Sold for £525
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