59cm x 50cm acrylics on board. Decorated frame (no glass)
Court paintings are usually a bit stuffy, but I just adore pictures from the “Qajar” era of 17th century Persia. Qajar scenes are painted in a very stylised way, ladies with eyebrows that meet in the middle, crazy outfits and raven black love-locks. The same ‘props’ and backdrops reoccur – a carpet, a curtain, a refreshment tray bearing sherbet and watermelon. But they’re full of colour and pattern. Here’s a lazy afternoon in the harem.
For sale. £100