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A SEATED DERVISH, POSSIBLY NUR ‘ALI SHAH, PERSIA, QAJAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

7,000 to - 10,000 GBP

A SEATED DERVISH, POSSIBLY NUR ‘ALI SHAH, PERSIA, QAJAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

A SEATED DERVISH, POSSIBLY NUR ‘ALI SHAH, PERSIA, QAJAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

7,000 to - 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,750

GBP

A SEATED DERVISH, POSSIBLY NUR ‘ALI SHAH, PERSIA, QAJAR, EARLY 19TH CENTURY


oil on canvas, framed


59.2 by 55.7cm. framed


In very good condition, with very minor loss to paint on wooden frame at bottom right corner, as viewed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Sotheby’s London, 7 October 2009, lot 74.

G. Fellinger, L'empire des roses. Chefs d'oeuvre de l'art persan du XIX siecle, Lens, 2018, cat.no.95, p.105.

The Rose Empire, Louvre Lens, March-July 2018.

The dervish has been recently identified as Nur ‘Ali Shah (d.1801), a mystical sufi poet (Fellinger 2018, p.105). The arch and kashkul are decorated with inscriptions, only visible on close examination, connected to the sufi notion of visible and invisible as primordial concepts.