A FLOWER STUDY, ATTRIBUTED TO MUHAMMAD BAQIR ISFAHANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY
watercolour on paper, laid down on stout paper, roses and butterflies against a plain ground, inscription to the margin attributing the painting to Muhammad Baqir Isfahani, ascribed as ‘it is a fine work by Aqa Muhammad Baqir Isfahani’
painting: 34.4 by 20.1cm.
leaf: 43.7 by 30cm.
In good condition, the painting has been laid on an album page, some traces of creases which run vertically, some minor stains affecting mainly the border and minor flaking to the paint, as viewed.
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Sold in these rooms, 11 October 2006, lot 48.
For a discussion on Muhammad Baqir, see Khalili, Robinson & Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands, Part One, pp.75-6.