Lot n° 64
1500 - 2000
Rare page d'un album de scènes de rue
Iran, Qajar art, circa 1850
Watercolor on paper, depicting a butcher weighing pieces of meat to serve a customer holding a saucer, two other characters, in motion, are impatient. The scene takes place in a place resembling a market in a typical architecture.
26.5 x 20.7 cm
Qajar albums depicting scenes of street merchants, in a style very similar to our page, and with similar dimensions, are preserved in the British Museum (ID. 2006,0314,0.11 and 2006,0314,0.28).
For a page depicting a butchery such as ours, in a Qajar album, see the sale catalog: Christies, London, 23 October 2007, lot 206.
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