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Signature: Fathallah, inscribed in a medallion at the bottom center. Possibly not the artist of the entire work. The miniature was produced earlier by a different artist.Fathallah Shirazi (active 1850s-1880s)Inscription: In Persian, in medallion at bottom center: "Made devotedly by Fathallah." (Translated by M. Ekhtiar 6-2002)In Persian, in the lunette: "Presented to his gracious Majesty, Highness, the Prime Minister. May his glory and greatness continue." (Translated by M. Ekhtiar 6-2002)
Vusuq al-Dawleh, Teheran, Iran (from ca. 1918); his son, Ali Vosugh, Tehran, Iran (until 1943; gifted to Allen); Harold B. Allen, Monmouth County, NJ (1943–d. 1970; bequeathed to MMA)
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