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Portrait of a Young Man

Object Name:
early 19th century
Attributed to Iran
Oil on canvas
H. 31 1/2 in. (80 cm) W. 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Raqam-i kamtarin Ahmad 12?

Marking: signed: the humblest of painters, Ahmad, 12? (read by L.S.D, 1973)
[ Karekin Beshir, New York, until 1947; sold to MMA]
New York. Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College. "Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," February 7, 2008–April 26, 2008, no catalogue.

Amirashnavali, Shalva. Iranskaya Stankovaya Jiropes Shivopis. Tbilisi: Metekhi, 1940. p. 16, ill. pls. XIV, XV.

Bates, Ülkü. Re-Orientations: Islamic Art and the West in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. New York, 2008. no. 11, pp. 56–57, ill.

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