Portrait of Prince Imam Verdi Mirza

Portrait of Prince Imam Verdi Mirza in Kirman coat Second Half 19th C

Portrait of Prince Imam Verdi Mirza in Kirman coat Second Half 19th C
Portrait of Prince Imam Verdi Mirza in Kirman coat Second Half 19th C
Comments: Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari also known as Abu'l Hasan kashani and Sani' al-Mulk
IRAN, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Oil on canvas, the elderly prince with pronounced white beard wearing a Kirman coat and holding a stick in his right hand, a high black wool hat on his head, identification cartouche above his left, areas of repainting, two marks on the surface, framed
41½ x 29in. (105 x 74cm.)

Notes The inscription has been repainted. It is partially unreadable, but the majority reads:
hasb al-farmayesh-e navvab-e mostatab-e ashraf-e vala haji muhammad husayn hushmat al-saltanah tasvir-e mobarak-e marhum-e maghfur shahzadeh imam Verdi mirza kashikchi bashi-ye … marhum-e maghfur-e fath’alishah-e qajar "By the order of …. Haji Muhammad Husayn Hishmat al-Saltana, the … portrait of the deceased Prince Imam Verdi Mirza …the Chief Guard of Fath 'Ali Shah"

When the original inscription was written over it seems to have been misread. It is most probable it meant Muhammad Husayn Hishmat al-Dawla.