Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flower

Painted by Muhammadi of Herat Iranian

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This charming portrait of a young woman holding daisies is by the well-known sixteenth-century Persian painter Muhammadi of Herat. It exhibits the hallmarks of his elegant style, seen especially in the delicate rendering of the facial features and the detailed attention to the woman’s garb. The page bears the stamp of the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abbas I (r. 1587–1629), indicating that it belonged to his collection.

Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flower, Painted by Muhammadi of Herat (Iranian, active Qazvin, ca. 1570–78; Herat, ca. 1578–87), Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

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