Persian Miniature Painting: A City Dweller Desecrates a Garden
From The Haft Awrang of Jami, Khorasan circa 1565.
I have been studying a possible attribution of this this miniature to Abdollah-e Mozahheb. Previously it has been attributed to an unnamed artist who Stuart Cary Welch labeled "Painter D".2. I certainly stop short of attributing all the Painter D works to Abdollah-e Mozahheb but I fail to see the unity of origin for the group that Welch saw. This work is typical of the work of Abdollah-e Mozahheb, In some areas such as the roof of the pavilion Abdollah-e Mozahheb exhibits great talent but over all his work is very similar to the lesser work of a greater artist such as Mirza Ali.