Persian Miniature Painting: The Lovers by Mirza Ali circa

Persian Miniature Painting: The Lovers by Mirza Ali circa 1565 - 1570

Persian Miniature Painting: The Lovers by Mirza Ali circa 1565 - 1570


Persian Miniature Painting: The Lovers by Mirza Ali circa 1565 - 1570
The Lovers

Plate 67. Persia, Circa mid 16th century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

La Miniature En Orient by Ernst Kuhnel 1925

Miniature formerly in the Goloubew collection. The young lovers also appear alone (c.f. Martin pl.107). An attribution to Ustad Mohammadi the son of Sultan Mohammed seems justified. Martin thought this was a copy in the style of Aqa Mirak

Translator's Note: While the sashes are in the style of Mohammadi an attribution to that artist is no longer thought most applicable. Stuart Cary Welch attributed this miniature to Mirza Ali circa 1565 - 1570 1.

Princely Lovers
Attributed to Mirza Ali, Qazvin circa 1544.

This picture is attributed to at least 20 years earlier than "The Lovers". Please note the particular similarities in the woman's garments. the hand on the shoulder. the offering of the cup, and the unusual sashes.
Detail - Plate 46: The Lovers
Detail -Princely Lovers
Please note (above) that in the period prior to moving to Mashad and Sabsavar Mirza Ali drew more realistic necks. While in his Khorasan period (left) necks become thinner less natural.