Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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138

Miniature painting signed by Abd'ul Ghasim Imami

Sold for £1500

Est: £700–900


Miniature painting signed by Abd'ul Ghasim Imami
, depicting a young prince seated in a palace courtyard with ladies in waiting, on ivory panel [Isfahan, c. 1925]

Single free-standing ivory panel, scene in ink and gouache, depicting ladies in an elaborately decorated palace courtyard offering food and wine to the young prince seated on a takht in front of a water fountain, palace walls in the foreground of the painting and a luscious green garden with blossom trees in the background behind the prince, the palace and takht decorations heightened in gold, image ruled in black, small ink inscription: 'Ivoire' to top right-hand corner of verso, a few small chips to the varnish on the outer corners along the lower edge, else excellent condition, 132 by 205mm.

Provenance: Acquired as a collection of miniatures on ivory directly from the Imami workshop in Isfahan in the 1950s, by a friend of the Imami family, and thence by descent to the present owner.

Artist: Not only is this miniature striking for its delightful use of patterns and colours on the castle and surrounding grounds, but the artist was also the son and student of the master illustrator Haj' Mirza Aqa Imami, who worked with and alongside his father in the family’s Isfahan workshop.


Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London
W1S 1PP

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