Portrait of a Safavid Nobleman

Portrait of a nobleman
Safavid Period, 17th century A.D., Persia (Iran)
Materials and technique: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 160 x 85 cm
Kept in Agha Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Source: [1]

The technique employed on this painting is clearly an evidence of the western influence on Persian visual arts. Firstly, It is an oil on canvas painting. Secondly, it does employ linear prospective which was uncommon in earlier Islamic paintings. The bow, the dagger in the belt, the turban, and the green shoes suggest that the subject is a young courtier.

There is a larger image of this in Balatarin.com apparently with another painting that belongs to a Safavid Lady. [2]