Persian Miniature Painting: Boars in a Fifteenth Century Miniature
An album page with a drawing of two frolicking wild boars, Turkman, Herat or Tabriz, second half of fifteenth century, with an illuminated shamsa and calligraphy, Ottoman, second half of fifteenth century drawing on paper, mounted on an album page with an illuminated shanisa in colors and gold, and calligraphy in naskhi and Nastaliq scripts, rather water stained and soiled, borders of blue paper decorated with floral motifs in gold, drawing 66 by 108mm., page 223 by 168mm.
Compare with a drawing of a spotted wolf chasing a buck sold in these rooms on 12th October 1990, lot 143, now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Both drawings compare very closely with some in the Topkapi Sarayi Library, H.2153. An identical drawing of two boars on folio 19b suggests that it is clearly by an artist working in a manner close to Siyah Qalem.