Qajar Still Life Paintings

Origin: Qajar Dynasty, Iran.
Date: early 19 century.
Size: 91 cm x 77 cm.
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Still life as a genre entered Persian painting in the late 18th century when the influential artist Mirza Baba (who worked for Fath Ali Shah) began to fill the foreground of his architectural paintings with arrangements of over-sized ripe fruit, a natural counterpoint to the man made lavish palace architecture beyond.