A European Woman Seated Under a Branch, With an Owl

Era: Safavid Empire, Persia
Creation Date: 1700-1732
Artist: Muhammad Sadiq
Media & Technique: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions: 10 7/16 in. x 7 5/16 in. (26.5 cm x 18.6 cm)
Kept in the San Diego Museum of Art,  San Diego, CA, USA.
Sources: [1],[2]
نقاشی یک زن اروپایی (ملکه آن) - دوره صفوی - موزه هنر سان دیگو , آمریکا
Here is a rare painting from Safavid Iran which displays a European lady dressed in style of Queen Anne of England. The lady in the painting has striking facial similarities with Queen Anne. I am not sure why there is an owl in this painting. This painting is kept in the San Diego Museum of Art in California that houses a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. Queen Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Act of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state: the united kingdom of Great Britain. The second image is a portrait of Queen Anne.