Description This album page, Walters leaf W.687, consists of 2 drawings and a sample of calligraphy written in Nasta'liq script by Hasan Shamlu on the back. The drawing in the upper register is of a monkey riding a goat. According to the Persian inscription it was executed by the celebrated Persian Safavid artist Riza-'i 'Abbasi (died 1044 AH/AD 1634) for his son Muhammad Qasim. The inscription reads, "Made for my son Muhammad Qasim. Work of the humble Riza-'i 'Abbasi." The drawing in the lower register depicts three sheep.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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