Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Nasir al-Din Shah's drawing of one of his wives

Nasir al-Din Shah's drawing of one of his wives

This drawing which belonged to the private library of Husayn I‘timad al-Saltanah, was later obtained by Riza Kasravi. Another piece of drawing similar to this item, can be found in the appendix of the third volume of the book Al-Ma’asir va al-asar.

Item Details

  • Date 19th century
  • Notes

    According to Reza Kasravi, the inscription on the item is a poem which is partly from Sa‘di and partly from Nasir al-Din Shah. Next to the drawing is the handwriting of Husayn I‘timad al-Saltanah which reads: “this is a painting by Nasir al-Din Shah; Husayn I‘timad al-Saltanah.” On the lower left there is an upside-down inscription of Sulayman Khan. On the back of the drawing there is another piece of handwriting by Husayn I‘timad al-Saltanah which reads: “this is handwriting and a painting by Nasir al-Din Shah; Husayn I‘timad al-Saltanah”.

  • Dimensions 16 x 16 cm
  • Collections Kasravi
  • Repository Kasravi Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions.
  • Accessed 6 August 2013
  • Last Edited 5 September 2013
  • Record no. 1254A14
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