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Portrait of Shah Tiahmasp

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Description This portrait from Walters W.688 is inscribed Shah Tahmasp (died 984 AH/AD 1577), who ruled Safavid Persia from 930 AH/AD 1524-983 AH/AD 1526. The Safavid painter Shaykh "Abbasi, active between 1060 AH/AD 1650 to 1095 AH/AD 1683-1684, executed a number of portraits similar to this one, and he often signed his name in a rectangular panel, as seen in the left foreground of this painting. Someone has erased the artist's signature on the right side of the composition.
Provenance 'Abduh Khudadad, 1189 AH/AD 1775 [mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression: 'Abduh Khudadad, 1189 AH/AD 1775 on fol. 58a]; Farhad, 1234 AH/AD 1800 [mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression: Farhad, 1234 AH/AD 1800 on a number of folios]; Muhammad al-Hasani [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression: Muhammad al-Hasani on fol. 28a]; Fath 'Ali [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [seal impression: Fath 'Ali on fol. 82b]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 16th-19th century (Mughal; Safavid; Qajar)
ink and paint on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 11 5/8 x W: 7 1/2 in. (29.5 x 19 cm)
  • Iran (Place of Origin)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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