Portrait of Fath Ali Shah Dressed in White


Painting.
Era: Qajar Period, Persia.
Date: 1809-1810.
Technique: Oil on canvas.
Kept in Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Sources: [1], [2]

It seems Fath Ali Shah had an obsession with long beard and narrow waists, since that is how he looks in royal paintings. His high heel shoes are the traditional Persian footwear at the time, which are the predecessor of modern high heels.