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A mounted hunter, attributable to Reza-i 'Abbasi, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
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74
A mounted hunter, attributable to Reza-i 'Abbasi, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A mounted hunter, attributable to Reza-i 'Abbasi, Persia, Safavid, 17th century

 
ink on paper, laid down on album page with outer margins filled with interlacing leafy flowers and animals in gold
painting: 16.5 by 10cm.
leaf: 32.3 by 20.4cm.
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Catalogue Note

The present finely-executed and detailed study of horse and rider can be compared to a drawing signed by Reza-i 'Abbasi that represents part of an album page sold in these rooms, 8 July 1980, lot 212 and now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (published in S. Canby, The Rebellious Reformer, London, 1996, p.52, Cat.16). The treatment of the horse's head, knotted tail, as well as the rocky landscape are so closely comparable in both drawings that we can suggest the possibility that the master artist Reza-i 'Abbasi is also the artist of the drawing to hand.

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