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Monday, 14 January 2013

Persian Art,Miniature and Painting


Head of male Seljuq royal figure, 12-13th c.

Birth of the Prophet Muhammad by Jami al-Tawarikh,1314

 Birth of the Prophet Muhammad,det.

Birth of the Prophet Muhammad,det.

Tahmina comes to visit Rostam,1299– 1397

A garden scene,1410-22

A garden Scene,1410-22

Prince and Princess in a Garden,c. 1480

Portrait of Sultan Khuseyn Baykara,1490s

Alexander the Great and the Sirens by Kamal-ud-din Behzad,1495-96

Khosrow and Shirin in the Bridal Chamber,unkn. date

 Khosrow and Shirin in the Bridal Chamber,det.

Khosrow and Shirin in the Bridal Chamber,det.

A Kneeling Man by Kamal-ud-din Behzad,lived c. 1450-c. 1535

 Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion by Abd al-Wahhab ibn 'Abd al-Fattah ibn 'Ali,died 1516

Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion,det.

  Bahram Gur in the Yellow Pavilion by Abd al-Wahhab ibn 'Abd al-Fattah ibn 'Ali,died 1516

Bahram Gur in the Yellow Pavilion,det.

  Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion by Abd al-Wahhab ibn 'Abd al-Fattah ibn 'Ali,died 1516

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion,det.

 Shirin Admiring the Portrait of Khusraw Abd al-Wahhab ibn 'Abd al-Fattah ibn 'Ali,died 1516

Alexander the Great Admiring his Portrait Ordered by Nushabah by Abd al-Wahhab ibn 'Abd al-Fattah ibn 'Ali,died 1516

A Picnic by Sultan Muhammad,1520-22

 A Picnic,det.

 A Picnic,det.

 A Picnic,det.

Allegory of Drunkenness by Sultan Muhammad,1525

 Allegory of Drunkenness,det.

Allegory of Drunkenness,det.

Gayumarth, first Shah of Iran, is enthroned among his courtiers clad in leopard skins at the opening of the Shahnama-yi Shahi by Sultan Muhammad,1525-37

Gayumarth, first Shah of Iran, is enthroned among his courtiers,det.

Bizhan receives an invitation through Manizheh's nurse, folio from the Shahnameh or  
Book of Kings of Shah Tahmasp,1525-30

 Bizhan receives an invitation through Manizheh's nurse,det.

 Bizhan receives an invitation through Manizheh's nurse,det.

Bizhan receives an invitation through Manizheh's nurse,det.

Princely Entertainment in a Palace,1527

 Princely Entertainment in a Palace,det.

Princely Entertainment in a Palace,det.

Alexander the Great Admires his Portrait Ordered by Queen Nushabah,1528-29

 Alexander the Great Admires his Portrait Ordered by Queen Nushabah,det.

 Alexander the Great Admires his Portrait Ordered by Queen Nushabah,det.

Alexander the Great Admires his Portrait Ordered by Queen Nushabah,det.

An Old Woman Implores Sultan Sanjar for Help,16th c.

An Old Woman Implores Sultan Sanjar for Help,det.

Alexander the Great Meets Nushabah in her Palace,16th c.

 Nushabah Entertained by Alexander the Great,1528-29

Bahram Gur in the White Pavillion,1529

Bahram Gur in the Blue Pavillion,1529

Khusraw Meets Shirin While Hunting,1529

Feast of Eid,1529

A Picnic,1529

Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,1525-35

 Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,det.

  Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,det.

  Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,det.

  Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,det.

 Nightmare of the Tyrant Zahhak,det.

A Reclining Prince by Aga Mirek,c. 1530

A Supposedly Pious Man,16th c.

A Young Prince by Muzaffar Ali,16th c.

Self Portait by Muzaffar Ali,16th c.

Firdausi and three Ghaznavid court poets,1532

Firdausi and three Ghaznavid court poets,det.

Portrait of a Young Nobleman called Sarkhan or Mirkhan Beg by Mir Musavvir,c. 1530

Portrait of a Young Nobleman called Sarkhan or Mirkhan Beg,det.

Bahram Gur and the Princess in the Black Pavillion,1538

A Garden Reception,1539

A Garden Reception,det.

Standing Man with a sprig of Flowers,c. 1540

The Story Of Haftvad And The Worm, Folio From The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp by Dust Muhammad,c. 1540

 The Story Of Haftvad And The Worm,det.

 The Story Of Haftvad And The Worm,det.

The Story Of Haftvad And The Worm,det.

Young Man with a Book by Sultan Muhammad,1540s

 Portrait of a Young Woman by Mirza Ali,1540s

Portrait of a Young Woman,det.

Barbad Plays for Khusraw Khamsa of Nizami by Abd al-Samad,1539-43

Barbad Plays for Khusraw Khamsa of Nizami,det.

Nushaba Shows Alexander His Own Portrait by Abd al-Samad,1539-43

Nushaba Shows Alexander His Own Portrait,det.

Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman by Sultan Muhammed, from the Khamsa of Nizami,1539-43

Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman,det.

Sultan Sanjar and the Old Woman,det.

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven by Sultan Muhammad 1539-43

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven ,det.

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven ,det.

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven ,det.

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven ,det.

The ascent of Prophet Muhammad to Heaven ,det.

Polo game from the Poem Guy u Chawgan,1546

 Bahram Gur and the Indian princess in the Black pavilion,1548

A Young Woman,c. 1550

Young Woman with a Spray of Lilies,16th c.

Young Woman with a Spray of Lilies,det.

Prince and a Princess in Embrace,c. 1550

 Woman with a Gold Purse by Reza Abbasi,mid 16th c.

Seated Prince,Signed by Muhammad Haravi,mid 16th c.

Prince and a Princess in Embrace,c. 1550

Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature by Dust Muhammad,c. 1550

 Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature,det.

 Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature,det.

 Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature,det.

 Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature,det.

 Sultan Humayn and his Brother in Nature,det.

An Angel,1555

Portrait of Shah Abu'l Ma‘ali by Dust Muhammad,c. 1556

Portrait of Shah Abu'l Ma‘ali,det.

A young Woman by Bukhara school, created under Abd al-Aziz Khan,1560

  Seated Princess,attributed to Mohammadi,c. 1565

Seated Princess,det.

The Townsman Robs the Villager's Orchard,folio from a Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami,1556-1565

The Townsman Robs the Villager's Orchard,det.

Aziz and Zulaykha enter the capital of Egypt and the Egyptians come out to greet them,folio from a Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami ,1556-1565

 Aziz and Zulaykha enter the capital of Egypt,det.

 Aziz and Zulaykha enter the capital of Egypt,det.

Aziz and Zulaykha enter the capital of Egypt,det.

Aziz and Zulaykha enter the capital of Egypt,det.

Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion from the Khamza of Nizami 1563

Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion from the Khamza of Nizami ,1563

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion ,det.

Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion from the Khamza of Nizami ,1563

Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion,det.

Love by Muhammadi,1570

Woman With a Spray of Flowers,1575

Shah Tahmasp seated on a Rock,died 1576

Faridun and Jamshid's Daughters Arnavaz and Shahrnavaz,16th c.

 Faridun and Jamshid's Daughters Arnavaz and Shahrnavaz,det.

Faridun and Jamshid's Daughters Arnavaz and Shahrnavaz,det.

The Court of Kayumars,16th c.

 The Court of Kayumars,det.

 Zal in the Court of Mihrab of Kabul,16th c.

 Zal in the Court of Mihrab of Kabul,det.

 Zal in the Court of Mihrab of Kabul,det.

Turkmen prisoner,second half of the 16th c.

Lovers by Abdullah Saadi,1575-76

Seated Youth by Mirza Ali,1575

Man with a Hawk by Mirza Ali,1575

Hunting Camp by Mirza Ali,1570-80

Hunting Camp,det.

Illustration of an episode in Nizami's Iskandarnamah (The Book of Alexander the Great),
1550-1600

 Illustration of an episode in Nizami's Iskandarnamah,det.

 Illustration of an episode in Nizami's Iskandarnamah,det.

 Illustration of an episode in Nizami's Iskandarnamah,det.

Illustration of an episode in Nizami's Iskandarnamah,det.

A Concert by Muhammadi,1584

 A Concert ,det.

 A Concert,det.

A Concert,det.

Illustration from the Divan of Hafez,1585

Two Demons Attacked by Four Flying Angels,1580-90

 Two Demons Attacked by Four Flying Angels,det.

 Two Demons Attacked by Four Flying Angels,det.

Two Demons Attacked by Four Flying Angels,det.

The Queen of Sheba,end of 16th c.

 The Queen of Sheba,det.

 The Queen of Sheba,det.

The Queen of Sheba,det.

 The Queen of Sheba,det.

 The Queen of Sheba,det.

A Woman and Youth Standing by Sadiqi Ustad,c. 1590

A woman adjusts her aigrette by Muhammad Sadiqi,c. 1590

A Woman detained by a kneeling Youth,c. 1590

A Woman in a green Coat,1590s

A Young Lady Reclining After a Bath by Muhammad Mu’min,1590s

Lady with a Fan,1590-92

Woman With a Veil,attributed to Riza-i 'Abbasi, c. 1590-95

Woman with a spray of Flowers,1595

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi,1590-1600

Folio from a Shahnama,det.

 Meeting of Mavlana and Molla Shams al-Din in Konya,end 16th-beginning of 17th c.

Meeting of Mavlana and Molla Shams al-Din in Konya,det.

 Meeting of Mavlana and Molla Shams al-Din in Konya,det.

 Meeting of Mavlana and Molla Shams al-Din in Konya,det.

Meeting of Mavlana and Molla Shams al-Din in Konya,det.

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi,c. 1600

Folio from a Shahnama,det.

Galant Scene from the era of Shah Abbas I,c. 1600

Seated Princess by Muhammad-Sharif Musawwir,c. 1600

Kneeling girl by Reza al Abbasi,c. 1600

Kneeling Youth with a Cup of Wine by Reza al Abbasi,early 17th c.

The fainting of Laylah and Majnun,c. 1600

The fainting of Laylah and Majnun,det.

 The fainting of Laylah and Majnun ,det.

Girl Smoking a Pipe by Muhammad Qasim,1600

Bahram Gur in the Sandalwood pavilion,Manuscript of Amir Khusraw's Hasht-Bihisht,1609

 Bahram Gur in the Sandalwood pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the Sandalwood pavilion,det.

Hunter stroking a Hawk,early 17th c.

A Seated Youth in Green Robe,1600-10

Two Youths,early 17th c.

Saki from the Moraqqa’ e Golshan by Reza al Abbasi,1609

Young Woman by Reza al Abbasi,early 17th c.

Young Man with a Bottle by Reza al Abbasi,early 17th c.

Reclining Woman possibly by Reza al Abbasi,17th c.

Young man reading a Book by Muhammad Ali,1610

Two lovers and a bearded man by Reza al Abbasi,1610-15

Woman Seated in a Tree by Reza al Abbasi,1616

The Birth of Manuchihr,1618-19

The Birth of Manuchihr,det.

The Birth of Manuchihr,det.

Kay Khusraw Enthroned,1618-19

 Kay Khusraw Enthroned,det.

Kay Khusraw Enthroned,det.

Alexander the Great Meets Rushanak the Daughter of Darius,1618-19

 Alexander the Great Meets Rushanak the Daughter of Darius,det.

 Alexander the Great Meets Rushanak the Daughter of Darius,det.

Rudaba from Shanameh,17th c.

Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi,c. 1621

A Night Picnic,1620-25

 A Night Picnic,det.

A Night Picnic,det.

Young Man reading a Book by Reza al Abbasi,1625

Miniature from the time of Shah Abbas I

Shah Abbas and the Wine boy,1627

Shah Abbas and the Wine boy,det.

A Lady with a Fan by Reza al Abbasi,17th c.

Lady counting on her Fingers by Reza al Abbasi,1628-30

A Youth with a Book,17th c.

Youth Reading a Letter by Muhammad Qasim,1629

A Young man by Reza al Abbasi,1630

A Young man,det.

Garden gathering,Safavid tile panels,c.1600-50

Garden gathering,det.

A Woman Dancer,c. 1630

Seated Woman preparing Wool,early 17th c.

Standing Youth,1630-40

 Illustration from the romance Khosrow and Shirin,1636

 Illustration from the romance Khosrow and Shirin,det.

Illustration from the romance Khosrow and Shirin,det.

Young Man in a Blue jacket by Muhammad Yusuf,1640

A Young Man,c. 1640

Manijeh and Bijan in a Meadow,1644

A Woman carrying a large Jar by Muhammad Muhsin,1649

Rustam Rescuing Bizhan from the Well,17th c.

 Rustam Rescuing Bizhan from the Well,det.

 Rustam Rescuing Bizhan from the Well,det.

  Rustam Rescuing Bizhan from the Well,det.

A Festive Party in a Garden with Dance,Music and Wine,17th c

Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion,1649 

 Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion,det.

 Bahram Gur in the Green Pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion,1649

 Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the Black Pavilion,det.

Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion,1649 

 Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion,det.

 Bahram Gur in the White Pavilion,det.

Shapur Shows Shirin a Picture of Khusraw,1649

 Shapur Shows Shirin a Picture of Khusraw,det.

 Shapur Shows Shirin a Picture of Khusraw,det.

 A European youth in Portuguese dress from a copy of Firdawsi’s Shahnamah by 
Mir Musavvir,1648

 A girl with an Indian headdress from a copy of Firdawsi’s Shahnamah by Mir Musavvir,1648

Fainting of Layla and Majnun,17th c.

Fainting of Layla and Majnun,det.

Maiden with a Cup by Muhammad ‘Alî,17th c.

A standing Woman,1640-50

 Wall Painting of a woman from Chehel Sotoun palace,17th c.

Wall Painting  from Chehel Sotoun palace,17th c.

 Wall Painting of a woman from Chehel Sotoun palace,17th c.

Wall Painting of a woman from Chehel Sotoun palace,17th c.

 Shah Tahmasp I and Humayun from Chehel Sotoun Palace,17th c.

 Humayun from Shah Tahmasp I and Humayun in Chehel Sotoun Palace

Shah Tahmasp I and Humayun painting from Chehel Sotoun Palace,d.

 Shah Tahmasp I and Humayun from Chehel Sotoun Palace,det.

Shah Tahmasp I and Humayun from Chehel Sotoun Palace,det.

Painting of Shah Abbas I and Vali Muhammad Khan from Chehel Sotoun palace,17th c.

 Shah Abbas I and Vali Muhammad Khan,det.

Shah Abbas I and Vali Muhammad Khan,det.

A Reception at the Court of Shah Abbas II,17th c.

 A Reception at the Court of Shah Abbas II,det.

 A Reception at the Court of Shah Abbas II,det.

A Reception at the Court of Shah Abbas II,det.

Young Woman Offering Wine to a Sage,1648-52

Young Woman Offering Wine to a Sage,det.

Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz 1658- 59

Painting of a Woman Musician from Hasht-Behesht palace,1669

Painting of a Woman Musician from Hasht-Behesht palace,1669

Painting of a Woman Musician from Hasht-Behesht palace,1669

Painting of a Dancer from Hasht-Behesht palace,1669

Siavush brought captive before Afrasiab by Muhammad Zaman,1669 

Prince on Horseback by Muhammad Zaman,1670

Prince on Horseback,det.

Illustration from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife by Muhammad Rafi,1683-84

Illustration from the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife,det.

Woman holding a Cup and a Decanter by Ali Naqi,1681

Young man with a whip, 18th century version of the style of Reza Abbasi

Two Lovers with a servant Woman by Muin Musavvir,1696

Prince and Princess Seated on a Carpet,1700-25

Young Woman with a Cup and a Vessel,mid 18th c.

Boy Holding a Falcon,Late 18th century, Qajar Dynasty

Female Dancers and Musicians,18th c.

Portrait of a Woman with a Cat,late 18th c.

Panel with female musicians,18th–19th c.

Girl with a Mirror, late 18th - early 19th c.

Fath Ali Shah by Mirza Ali,1798

Fath Ali Shah,1813

Fath Ali Shah by Mihr Ali,1813-14

Fath Ali Shah by Mihr Ali,1813-14

Portrait of a Prince,c. 1840

Female Musician,c. 1825

A Couple and a Servant by Sani ol-Molk,1843 

Dancing girl with Castanets,1st quarter of 19th c.

Dancing girl with a Tarabuka,1st quarter of 19th c.

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

One Thousand and One Nights by Sani ol-Molk,1849-56

Folio from a Divan of  Hafez,19th c.

Portrait of Nasir Al-Din Shah,c.1850

Portrait of Abbas Mirza,19th c.

Portrait of a Female Musician,c. 1900

Portrait of a Female Musician,c. 1900

Miniature by Bihzad Hossein,1920



2 comments:

  1. Dear owner of Reinette,
    Thank you a lot for the very nice collection you've presented here. I'm an Iranian fine arts student and interested in Iran's historical painting. I've seen some books at the faculty's library about Persian miniature and scanned my favorite illustrations. In your collection there're some lovely paintings which I hadn't found in the available books. Just wanted to ask you if it is possible to send me higher resolution of a few of these paintings (about 5-6) really like having them printed (not so large, just about 20cm X 30cm or a little bit smaller). I'll be so much thankful if you do me such a great favor. I can send you in return some of my scans if you're interested.
    waiting for your kind reply,
    Thank you in advance
    Regards
    Sarah Zand (saristograph@gmail.com)

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  2. Amazing collection!!! loved it. Thanks for sharing!

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