A portrait of Mullah Sa'id Samarqandi, India, Deccan, 18th century
gouache on paper, laid down on a large album page flecked with gold, identifying inscription to upper margin, the reverse with 6 lines of nasta'liq, signed by 'Ali, within clouds against a gold-decorated ground
painting: 20 by 8cm.
leaf: 41 by 27cm. approx.
Ex-collection Joe and Hellen Darion, New York.
Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Persian Miniature no.129 (label on reverse of frame).
North Carolina Museum of Art, 1962 (loan number Olsen Persian Miniature TL.62.10.129, label on reverse of frame).