A FORLORN MENDICANT, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 17TH CENTURY
brush and watercolor on paper, a later inscription attributing the work to Reza ‘Abbasi on the right-hand side
painting: 17.5 by 9.8cm.
leaf: 37.6 by 23.9cm.
A crease runs to the lower bottom of the painting, some losses and smudges, minor flaking, and minor stains, as viewed.
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The later inscription reads: 'This was designed in Qazvin and was coloured 30 years later in Isafahan on Wednesday 8th (?) of the month of Shawwal ... fortune, year 41. Drawing of the humble Reza 'Abbasi'.