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Coronation 1896, walking under cover (complete)

Coronation 1896, walking under cover (complete)

Photograph of the Coronation Procession of Emperor Nicholas II. Two officers of the Chevalier Guards march in front of the Tsar. One is the celebrated Finnish patriot Gustaf Mannerheim (on his right), the other... More

Walter Withers Panning for Gold 1893

Walter Withers Panning for Gold 1893

Panning for Gold, painting, oil on canvas, 46.0 x 30.4 cm, by Walter Withers

Walter Hunt Zeppelin in flames
Hans Rudi Erdt - Internationale Ausstellung für Reise- und Fremdenverkehr, Berlin 1911

Hans Rudi Erdt - Internationale Ausstellung für Reise- und Fremdenverk...

Hans Rudi Erdt: Internationale Ausstellung für Reise und Fremdenverkehr, Berlin 1911. Lithographic poster in colors on wove paper, published by Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin, 22 3/4 x 17 3/8in

Bin Orpheus

Bin Orpheus

Public domain image of classical or neoclassical art inspired by classical Greece, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Adriaen Coorte - Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly

Adriaen Coorte - Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady bu...

Public domain scan of 17th-century drawing, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Francois-Auguste Biard - La Poste Restante

Francois-Auguste Biard - La Poste Restante

Public domain photograph of 19th-century French painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Theodor Ohlsen - Blick auf die chilenische Küste bei Valparaiso

Theodor Ohlsen - Blick auf die chilenische Küste bei Valparaiso

Picryl description: Public domain image of a landscape with water, mountains, and sky, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Funeral of Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole - lying in state at Kawaiahao
Mediz-Birkenreuth - Public domain portrait painting

Mediz-Birkenreuth - Public domain portrait painting

Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Aubrey Beardsley by Frederick Hollyer, 1893

Aubrey Beardsley by Frederick Hollyer, 1893

Portrait photograph of Aubrey Beardsley

How la Beale Isoud wrote to Sir Tristram

How la Beale Isoud wrote to Sir Tristram

Svenska: Aubrey Vincent Beardsley: How la Beale Isoud wrote to Sir Tristram. Pen and black ink. 27.5 x 22cm.

Aubrey Beardsley - La Beale Isould at Joyous Gard

Aubrey Beardsley - La Beale Isould at Joyous Gard

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley: La belle Isould at joyous gard. Two drawings within one mount. Pen and black ink. 26cm x 19cm.

The Romanovs 1892

The Romanovs 1892

A gathering of members of the Romanov family. Livadiya, Crimea, Russia. 1891. (Front row, seated) Grand Duchess Xenia, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna the elder, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, Grand Duchess Ale... More

Bartolome Montalvo Cabeza de un hombre

Bartolome Montalvo Cabeza de un hombre

Public domain photograph of 19th-century male portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Samuel Bough - Woodcutters, Cadzow Forest

Samuel Bough - Woodcutters, Cadzow Forest

Picryl description: Public domain image of a rural countryside landscape, agriculture, farm animals, livestock, pasture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Lucas Cranach d.J. - Bildnis des Fürsten Joachim Ernst von Anhalt

Lucas Cranach d.J. - Bildnis des Fürsten Joachim Ernst von Anhalt

Public domain image of renaissance portrait painting, 15th-16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lucas Cranach d.J. - Bildnis Prinzessin Agnes Gräfin Barby

Lucas Cranach d.J. - Bildnis Prinzessin Agnes Gräfin Barby

Public domain image - 16th-17th-century female portrait, aristocracy, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Dirck Dalens III - Een winterlandschap met figuren schaatsen op een bevroren rivier

Dirck Dalens III - Een winterlandschap met figuren schaatsen op een be...

Public domain image of painting, 17th-18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Ebenezer Colls - Shipping off a coast

Ebenezer Colls - Shipping off a coast

Public domain image of a sailing ship, caravel, harbor, sea, naval battle, 16th-17th century maritime seascape, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Edouard Vysekal - Winterish, St. Paul (1911)

Edouard Vysekal - Winterish, St. Paul (1911)

Public domain photograph of a lake, river, pond in the woods, forest, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joseph Heard - The Merchant Brig Rimac In Two Positions

Joseph Heard - The Merchant Brig Rimac In Two Positions

The Merchant brig Rimac in two positions off Cape Horn, with another of Brocklebank's brigs in view. Rimac, identified from her masthead Watson`s Code flags for 268 (= Rimac ), was one of a class of twenty-one ... More

Julius Huth - Shipping in the sound on a calm day

Julius Huth - Shipping in the sound on a calm day

Picryl description: Public domain image of a harbor, sailing ship, boat, city building, 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Lai Fong - The full-rigged merchantman ‚Loch Long‘

Lai Fong - The full-rigged merchantman ‚Loch Long‘

Picryl description: Public domain image of naval activity, ship, sea, 19th-20th century navy, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

William J. McCloskey - A Variety of California Grapes in a Glass Vase

William J. McCloskey - A Variety of California Grapes in a Glass Vase

Public domain photograph of rural landscape, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Merino-Italian courtship

Merino-Italian courtship

Public domain photograph of people in conversation, meeting, argument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Selbstporträt John Parker - Public domain portrait painting

Selbstporträt John Parker - Public domain portrait painting

Self portrait of the british painter John Parker (1710-1765), painted in 1763 Deutsch: Selbstbildnis des britischen Malers John Parker (1710-1765), gemalt im Jahr 1763

'Le Petit Bougival' by Alfred Sisley, 1874

'Le Petit Bougival' by Alfred Sisley, 1874

Picryl description: Public domain image of a river, water stream, lake or pond, park or forest, natural landscape, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Theodor Martens - Eine Flusslandschaft im Nebel

Theodor Martens - Eine Flusslandschaft im Nebel

Public domain photograph of 19th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Johann Amandus Winck - Stilleben mit Blumen in einer Glasvase, einer Zitrone etc

Johann Amandus Winck - Stilleben mit Blumen in einer Glasvase, einer Z...

Public domain image of painting, 17th-18th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Agasse, Jacques-Laurent - Portrait of a Young Man in a Top Hat

Agasse, Jacques-Laurent - Portrait of a Young Man in a Top Hat

Portrait of a young Man in a Top Hat Public domain photograph of 19th-century male portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bernardo Bellotto, il Canaletto - Le rovine del vecchio Kreuzkirche, Dresda

Bernardo Bellotto, il Canaletto - Le rovine del vecchio Kreuzkirche, D...

Public domain image of Venice, Italy, Canaletto, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Christian Morgenstern - Fischer in einer Grotte, Helgoland (1850)

Christian Morgenstern - Fischer in einer Grotte, Helgoland (1850)

Picryl description: Public domain image of a landscape with water, mountains, and sky, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Clara Peeters - Still Life of Fish and Lemons

Clara Peeters - Still Life of Fish and Lemons

Public domain image of painting, 16th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Franklin de Haven - South Castle Creek
Vanitas painting, selfportrait most probably Clara Peeters

Vanitas painting, selfportrait most probably Clara Peeters

Vanitas painting; it is plausible that the woman in the painting is Clara Peeters. More in general this is to be considered a Personification or Allegory of Vanitas

Tristes nouvelles (Wreckers off the Brittany Coast)

Tristes nouvelles (Wreckers off the Brittany Coast)

Public domain photograph of 20th-century painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

GiuseppeVerdi, portrait

GiuseppeVerdi, portrait

Italiano: Fotografia di Giuseppe Verdi. English: Picture of Giuseppe Verdi. Français : Photo de Giuseppe Verdi.

Giuseppi Verdi by Ferdinand Mulnier c1870

Giuseppi Verdi by Ferdinand Mulnier c1870

Italiano: Fotografia di Giuseppe Verdi. English: Picture of Giuseppe Verdi. Français : Photo de Giuseppe Verdi.

Somov Repose at Sunset 1922

Somov Repose at Sunset 1922

Konstantin Somov - Repose at sunset (1922) SOMOV, KONSTANTIN (1869-1939) Repose at Sunset, signed and dated 1922. Oil on canvas, 36.5 by 45 cm. 180,000-250,000 GBP Provenance: Private collection, USA. A gif... More

Coat of arms of Hawaii, by S. K. Mookini, 1913

Coat of arms of Hawaii, by S. K. Mookini, 1913

Large Hawaiian national coat-of-arms by S. K. Mookini, ink, watercolor and gilt on paper, 24 x 28 inches, signed and dated lower right ("S.K. Mookini, Lahainaluna, May 22, [19]13"), substantial koa wood frame.... More

Ambrotype Portrait of the Brown family of Honolulu, c. 1858

Ambrotype Portrait of the Brown family of Honolulu, c. 1858

Portrait of the Brown family of Honolulu, full-plate ambrotype, c.1858, sitters' cheeks tinted, period koa wood frame. A fine portrait of Captain Robert Wilcox Brown (1809-1894) and his extended family, taken i... More

A bird perched in a rose bush, with butterflies round about (Gul-o Bulbul), signed by Muhammad 'Ali, Qajar Persia, dated 1856-57

A bird perched in a rose bush, with butterflies round about (Gul-o Bul...

A bird perched in a rose bush, with butterflies round about (Gul-o Bulbul), signed by Muhammad 'Ali Qajar Persia, dated [1]273/AD 1856-57 Watercolour on paper, signed lower right, dated lower left, laid down o... More

A classical muse holding a scroll standing by a plinth, by the artist Sadiqi, after a 16th Century North Italian print, Mughal, dated 1609-10

A classical muse holding a scroll standing by a plinth, by the artist ...

A classical muse holding a scroll standing by a plinth, by the artist Sadiqi, after a 16th Century North Italian print Mughal, dated AH 1018/AD 1609-10 Drawing with use of colour on paper, the Muse stands wear... More

A copy of a letter from Prince Haidar, the son of Tipu Sultan, requesting military aid from Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar, Persia, the original dated 22nd March 1807, the copy roughly contemporary

A copy of a letter from Prince Haidar, the son of Tipu Sultan, request...

A copy of a letter from Prince Haidar, the son of Tipu Sultan, requesting military aid from Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar Persia, the original dated 12th Muharram 1222/22nd March 1807, the copy roughly contemporary Per... More

A fine prayer book, beginning with du'a' al-'alawi, and ending with dua' sayfi, commissioned by, or in the library of Ihtisham al-Dawlah, governor and military commander, Qajar Persia, circa 1837-38

A fine prayer book, beginning with du'a' al-'alawi, and ending with du...

A fine prayer book, beginning with du'a' al-'alawi (The 'Alawi Prayer), and ending with dua' sayfi (The Sayfi Prayer), commissioned by, or in the library of Ihtisham al-Dawlah, governor and military commander ... More

A drawing by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96) depicting his favourite page boy, 'Aziz al-Sultan, known as Malijak, Qajar Persia, dated June 1892

A drawing by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96) depicting his favo...

A drawing by Nasr al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96) depicting his favourite page boy, 'Aziz al-Sultan, known as Malijak Pencil on paper, inscribed, probably in the Shah's hand, lower left; accompanied by a phot... More

A drawing of a Qajar prince, standing in a forest, attributed to Mirza Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari, Sani al-Mulk, Persia, dated 1844-45

A drawing of a Qajar prince, standing in a forest, attributed to Mirza...

A drawing of a Qajar prince, standing in a forest, attributed to Mirza Abu'l Hasan Ghaffari, Sani al-Mulk Persia, dated AH 1260/AD 1844-45 Pencil on paper, signed and dated lower left in nasta'liq script 433 x... More

A firman of Muhammad Shah Qajar, appointing Mirza 'Abd al-Wahhab Tabib as the physician to his brother Qahraman Mirza, Governor of Khorasan, including the allocation of funds and salary, Persia, dated November-December 1835

A firman of Muhammad Shah Qajar, appointing Mirza 'Abd al-Wahhab Tabib...

A firman of Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48), appointing Mirza 'Abd al-Wahhab Tabib as the physician to his brother Qahraman Mirza, Governor of Khorasan, including the allocation of funds and salary Persia, ... More

A fine gem-set, enamelled and gilded porcelain Portrait depicting Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar, England, circa 1820-30

A fine gem-set, enamelled and gilded porcelain Portrait depicting Fath...

A fine gem-set, enamelled and gilded porcelain Portrait depicting Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar England, circa 1820-30 The portrait depicting the Shah standing in full regalia, within a beaded pearl band, in an elabora... More

A drawing depicting a recumbent chained lion, and two Europeans and their hounds after killing a stag, Safavid Persia, 16th Century

A drawing depicting a recumbent chained lion, and two Europeans and th...

A drawing depicting a recumbent chained lion, and two Europeans and their hounds after killing a stag Safavid Persia, 16th Century Drawing with gouache and gold on paper, laid down on an album page with inner ... More

A hand-coloured lithograph depicting Mirza Abu'l Hassan Khan, Persian Ambassador to Great Britain, M. Gauci, after his own drawing, printed by Mr Mozer, London, 1819

A hand-coloured lithograph depicting Mirza Abu'l Hassan Khan, Persian ...

A hand-coloured lithograph depicting Mirza Abu'l Hassan Khan, Persian Ambassador to Great Britain M. Gauci, after his own drawing, printed by Mr Mozer, London, 1819 Hand-coloured lithograph on paper, title in ... More

A large painted lacquer bookcover, Persia, 19th Century

A large painted lacquer bookcover, Persia, 19th Century

A large painted lacquer bookcover Persia, 19th Century Painted and gilded lacquer board, a central cartouche depicting an enthroned ruler approached by a sage, with two courtiers looking on, against a ground w... More

A large portrait of Muzzafar al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1896-1907) standing in an interior, by the artist Razi Taleqani Sani Homayun, Qajar Persia, circa 1896-1905

A large portrait of Muzzafar al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1896-1907) standi...

A large portrait of Muzzafar al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1896-1907) standing in an interior, by the artist Razi Taleqani Sani Homayun Qajar Persia, circa 1896-1905 Oil on canvas, signed in nasta'liq script lower r... More

A leaf from Hafiz-i Abru's Majma 'al-tawarikh depicting the king Hormizd bin Shapur bin Ardashir

A leaf from Hafiz-i Abru's Majma 'al-tawarikh depicting the king Hormi...

A leaf from Hafiz-i Abru's Majma 'al-tawarikh depicting the king Hormizd bin Shapur bin Ardashir Persia, circa 1425-26 gouache heightened with gold, on paper, with text written in naskhi script in black ink, s... More

A large firman of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), written in relation to Hasan 'Ali Khan Garrusi, Qajar Persia, dated March-April 1871

A large firman of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), written in r...

A large firman of Nasr al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), appointing Hasan 'Ali Khan Garrusi, known as Amir-e Nizam, as Persian ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople, and praising his previous servi... More

A maiden with a parrot, attributed to Muhammad Isma'il, Qajar Persia, dated 1852-53

A maiden with a parrot, attributed to Muhammad Isma'il, Qajar Persia, ...

A maiden with a parrot, attributed to Muhammad Isma'il Qajar Persia, dated AH 1269/AD 1852-53 watercolour on paper, inscribed in nasta'liq script 332 x 193 mm. The inscription reads: farmayesh-e 'alijah Ibrah... More

A leaf from an illustrated manuscript, depicting an enthroned ruler with courtiers, Persia, 16th Century

A leaf from an illustrated manuscript, depicting an enthroned ruler wi...

A leaf from an illustrated manuscript, depicting an enthroned ruler with courtiers Persia, 16th Century gouache and gold on paper, four lines of text written in nasta'liq script in two columns, inner margins r... More

A magnificent, large, diamond-set enamelled gold portrait of Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-48), Persia, circa 1835-40

A magnificent, large, diamond-set enamelled gold portrait of Muhammad ...

A magnificent, large, diamond-set enamelled gold Portrait of Muhammad Shah Qajar (r. 1834-48) Persia, circa 1835-40 The oval medallion enamelled in polychrome and inlaid with gold, depicting the Shah with head... More

A Persian gentleman, perhaps an ambassador to a European nation, dressed in a late Safavid turban Continental School, perhaps Germany or Austria, late 18th Century

A Persian gentleman, perhaps an ambassador to a European nation, dress...

A Persian gentleman, perhaps an ambassador to a European nation, dressed in a late Safavid turban Continental School, perhaps Germany or Austria, late 18th Century Oil on canvas, with added signature and date ... More

A prince wearing a fur-lined coat, with a dagger at his belt, Persia, 17th Century

A prince wearing a fur-lined coat, with a dagger at his belt, Persia, ...

A prince wearing a fur-lined coat, with a dagger at his belt Persia, 17th Century Gouache and gold on paper 192 x 90 mm.

A prisoner being chastised before a nobleman, a mullah or sufi attempting to prevent the ordeal, Qajar Persia, circa 1880

A prisoner being chastised before a nobleman, a mullah or sufi attempt...

A prisoner being chastised before a nobleman, a mullah or sufi attempting to prevent the ordeal Qajar Persia, circa 1880 Gouache and gold on paper, laid down on an album page with illuminated and ruled inner m... More

A portrait of Nasr-al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), seated on a chair, signed by Sayyid Muhammad al-Husaini al-Imami, Persia, dated 1849

A portrait of Nasr-al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), seated on a chair...

A portrait of Nasr-al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), seated on a chair, signed by Sayyid Muhammad al-Husaini al-Imami Persia, dated AH 1265/AD 1849 Gouache and gold on paper, signed and dated centre left, Engl... More

A printed map of the city of Tabriz, commissioned by the Crown Prince, Muzaffar al-Din Mirza, Qajar Persia, produced at the Printing House of Karbala'i Asad Aqa in Tabriz, dated 20th July 1880

A printed map of the city of Tabriz, commissioned by the Crown Prince,...

A printed map of the city of Tabriz, commissioned by the Crown Prince, Muzaffar al-Din Mirza Qajar Persia, produced at the Printing House of Karbala'i Asad Aqa in Tabriz, dated 12 Sha'ban 1297/20th July 1880 O... More

A Qajar underglaze-painted moulded pottery tile depicting a man wearing the national dress of the Caucasus, Persia, circa 1880

A Qajar underglaze-painted moulded pottery tile depicting a man wearin...

A Qajar underglaze-painted moulded pottery tile depicting a man wearing the national dress of the Caucasus Persia, circa 1880 Of rectangular form, moulded and decorated in polychrome with a central medallion c... More

A Qajar Carpet Depicting the Court of Nader Shah Afshar (Reg. 1736-1747), Persia, circa 1900

A Qajar Carpet Depicting the Court of Nader Shah Afshar (Reg. 1736-174...

A Qajar Carpet Depicting the Court of Nader Shah Afshar (Reg. 1736-1747) Persia, circa 1900 Depicting the Shah enthroned with attendants, an inscription-filled cartouche above his head, a spray of flowers issu... More

A Qajar silk and metal thread brocade panel with painted details, depicting a Qajar official dressed partly in religious robes and carrying prayer beads, Persia, late 19th Century

A Qajar silk and metal thread brocade panel with painted details, depi...

Qajar silk and metal thread brocade panel with painted details, depicting a Qajar official dressed partly in religious robes and carrying prayer beads Persia, late 19th Century Rectangular, woven and embroider... More

A recumbent winged allegorical figure holding a long quill, laurel wreath and an open manuscript, seated amongst clouds accompanied by winged putti School of Muhammad Zaman, Safavid Persia, late 17th Century

A recumbent winged allegorical figure holding a long quill, laurel wre...

A recumbent winged allegorical figure holding a long quill, laurel wreath and an open manuscript, seated amongst clouds accompanied by winged putti School of Muhammad Zaman, Safavid Persia, late 17th Century W... More

A Safavid firman of Sultan Husayn I (reg. 1694-1722), regarding the reinstatement of lands and the benefits of their income to the named officials at the Safavid court and their new posts, Persia, dated May-June 1703

A Safavid firman of Sultan Husayn I (reg. 1694-1722), regarding the re...

A Safavid firman of Sultan Husayn I (reg. 1694-1722), regarding the reinstatement of lands and the benefits of their income to the named officials at the Safavid court and their new posts, Persia, dated dhi-qa... More

A ruler, probably Shah 'Abbas II, receiving an ambassador, Qajar Persia, circa 1880

A ruler, probably Shah 'Abbas II, receiving an ambassador, Qajar Persi...

A ruler, probably Shah 'Abbas II, receiving an ambassador Qajar Persia, circa 1880 Gouache and gold on paper, panel at upper centre with identifying inscription in naskhi script in white, the painting laid dow... More

A woman in a rocky landscape, probably Mary Magdalen, in European attire, her hands clasped in prayer, with a blue and white bowl of spices and an oil flask, Persia, school of Muhammad Zaman, third quarter of the 17th Century

A woman in a rocky landscape, probably Mary Magdalen, in European atti...

A woman in a rocky landscape, probably Mary Magdalen, in European attire, her hands clasped in prayer, with a blue and white bowl of spices and an oil flask Persia, school of Muhammad Zaman, third quarter of t... More

Abu'l-Majd Majdud bin Adam Sana'i Ghaznavi, better known as Sana'i, Muntakhab-i Hadiqa, an abridged version of the Hadiqa al-haqiqa by Sana'i, presented to Sayf al-Sultan by Mir Ma'sum 'Ali al-Musawi, Persia, dated 3rd May 1806

Abu'l-Majd Majdud bin Adam Sana'i Ghaznavi, better known as Sana'i, Mu...

Abu'l-Majd Majdud bin Adam Sana'i Ghaznavi, better known as Sana'i, Muntakhab-i Hadiqa, an abridged version of the Hadiqa al-haqiqa by Sana'i, copied by Mirza Husayn al-Musawi, presented to Sayf al-Sultan by M... More

Ali al-Sharif al-Jurjani al-Husaini, a revision of Nasir-ad-Din al-Tusi's Tazkirah, a treatise on astronomy with extensive annotations and corrections by the 16th Century astronomer Shams-al-Din Khafri, Persia, probably Shiraz

Ali al-Sharif al-Jurjani al-Husaini, a revision of Nasir-ad-Din al-Tus...

Ali al-Sharif al-Jurjani al-Husaini, a revision of Nasir-ad-Din al-Tusi's Tazkirah, a treatise on astronomy with extensive annotations and corrections by the 16th Century astronomer Shams-al-Din Khafri, illust... More

An album page from the Imperial Mughal Library during the reign of the Emperor Aurangzeb, with scenes from the life of the Sufi Shaykh Majd al-Din Baghdadi, Herat, 16th Century, with Deccani and Mughal additions

An album page from the Imperial Mughal Library during the reign of the...

A fine and unusual double-sided album page from the Imperial Mughal Library during the reign of the Emperor Aurangzeb, with scenes from the life of the Sufi Shaykh Majd al-Din Baghdadi Herat, 16th Century, wit... More

An illuminated manuscript leaf, the opening page of the second part of Firdausi's Shahnama (the reign of Luhrasb), Persia, 16th - 17th Century

An illuminated manuscript leaf, the opening page of the second part of...

An illuminated manuscript leaf, the opening page of the second part of Firdausi's Shahnama (the reign of Luhrasb) Persia, 16th/17th Century Persian manuscript on paper, 16 lines of text written in four columns... More

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-nama depicting Garshasp and his army fighting a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon)

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-nama de...

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-nama depicting Garshasp and his army fightning a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon) Qajar Persia, circa 1850 Persian manus... More

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting Rustam killing the lion during his second khwan (trial), Persia, 16th century

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depictin...

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting Rustam killing the lion during his second khwan (trial) Persia, 16th Century Persian manuscript on paper, text written in four columns in... More

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript in prose, Persia, 16th Century

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript in prose, Persia, 16th Century

An illustrated leaf from a manuscript in prose Persia, 16th Century Persian manuscript on paper, four lines recto of text in nasta'liq script in black ink within cloudbands, inner margins ruled in gold and blu... More

An oval miniature head-and-shoulders portrait of Manuchihr Khan Mu'tamid al-Dawleh, Qajar Persia, probably Isfahan, style of Muhammad Isma'il, circa 1840

An oval miniature head-and-shoulders portrait of Manuchihr Khan Mu'tam...

An oval miniature head-and-shoulders portrait of Manuchihr Khan Mu'tamid al-Dawleh, wearing a green tunic with a sash wrapped diagonally around his torso and displaying an array of Persian and European medals ... More

An official letter from Prince Muhammad, later Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48), relating to the Russo-Persian Wars of 1826-28, Qajar Persia, dated June-July 1827

An official letter from Prince Muhammad, later Muhammad Shah Qajar (re...

An official letter from Prince Muhammad, later Muhammad Shah Qajar (reg. 1834-48), relating to the Russo-Persian Wars of 1826-28 Qajar Persia, dated dhi'l-hajjah 1242/June-July 1827 Persian manuscript on paper... More

Close up of Shirin in a landscape holding a wine bottle and porcelain cup, Iran, circa 1930

Close up of Shirin in a landscape holding a wine bottle and porcelain ...

Shirin in a landscape holding a wine bottle and porcelain cup, Iran, circa 1930 Gouache and gold on leather, elaborate cut-work borders in leather, gilded and painted in polychrome, the borders with verses fr... More

Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar (reg. 1798-1834), Persia, second half of the 19th Century

Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar (reg. 1798-1834), Persia, second half of the 19th...

Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar (reg. 1798-1834) Persia, second half of the 19th Century Oil on canvas 69 x 49.5 cm. The painting appears to be one of the numerous copies, in various media, of the original life-size wal... More

Firman of Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar, stating that on the recommendation of Muhammad Husain Khan (Sadr Isfahani), the post of deputy Minister of Isfahan and its annual salary is to be passed on, Qajar Persia, dated Jan-Feb 1822

Firman of Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar, stating that on the recommendation of ...

A firman of Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar (reg. 1797-1834), stating that on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Muhammad Husain Khan [Sadr Isfahani], the post of deputy Minister of Isfahan and its annual salary i... More

Firman of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), conferring the First and Second Class of the Order of the Lion and Sun on Amedée Outrey, Persian translator at the French Embassy in Constantinople, Qajar Persia, dated 1860

Firman of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), conferring the First...

Firman of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (reg. 1848-96), conferring the First and Second Class of the Order of the Lion and Sun on Amedée Outrey, Persian translator at the French Embassy in Constantinople, Qajar Pers... More

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814), Lucknow, dated between January 1797 and 1799 (2)

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied fo...

Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, lavishly illustrated with one hundred and thirteen miniatures, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814) Lucknow, dated between Rajab 1211 [at the ... More

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814), Lucknow, dated between January 1797 and 1799 (3)

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied fo...

Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, lavishly illustrated with one hundred and thirteen miniatures, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814) Lucknow, dated between Rajab 1211 [at the ... More

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814), Lucknow, dated between January 1797 and 1799 (1)

Folio from a manuscript of the Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, copied fo...

Firdausi, Shahnama, The Book of Kings, lavishly illustrated with one hundred and thirteen miniatures, copied for the Nawab of Oudh, Sa'adat 'Ali Khan (reg. 1798-1814) Lucknow, dated between Rajab 1211 [at the ... More

Franz Colombari (Turkish-Austrian, circa 1813-circa 1876); The Swedish physician Dr Conrad Gustav Fagergren and the American missionary Joseph Gallup Cochran, pictured during their visit to Tehran in late 1847

Franz Colombari (Turkish-Austrian, circa 1813-circa 1876); The Swedish...

Franz Colombari (Turkish-Austrian, circa 1813-circa 1876) The Swedish physician Dr Conrad Gustav Fagergren and the American missionary Joseph Gallup Cochran, pictured during their visit to Tehran in late 1847 ... More

Husain Quli Khan, Qajar Governor of Urumiyyah, signed by Doust Mohammed, Qajar Persia, dated 1920

Husain Quli Khan, Qajar Governor of Urumiyyah, signed by Doust Mohamme...

Husain Quli Khan, Qajar Governor of Urumiyyah, signed by Doust Mohammed Qajar Persia, dated 1920 Watercolour on paper, signed and dated 1920 in Latin script lower right, in an early 20th Century European card ... More

KEPPEL (GEORGE THOMAS), native of Durbund

KEPPEL (GEORGE THOMAS), native of Durbund

KEPPEL (GEORGE THOMAS) Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England, by Bussorah, Bagdad, the Ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, the Court of Persia... Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, in the Year 1824, 2 vol.,... More

King Faridun, Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century (cropped)

King Faridun, Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century (cropped)

King Faridun Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century Oil on canvas, the King depicted at a balcony within a roundel, identifying inscription in nasta'liq script in white, the roundel edged with stylised foliage, an inn... More

King Faridun, Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century

King Faridun, Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century

King Faridun Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century Oil on canvas, the King depicted at a balcony within a roundel, identifying inscription in nasta'liq script in white, the roundel edged with stylised foliage, an inn... More

Marshall Ramon Cabrera, El Tigre del Maestrazgo, by John Prescott Knight

Marshall Ramon Cabrera, El Tigre del Maestrazgo, by John Prescott Knig...

Marshall Ramon Cabrera Marques del Ter (1806-1877), "El Tigre del Maestrazgo"

Michel-Francois Preaulx (French, 1796-1827); The Mausoleum of Oljeitu, or Muhammad Khodabandeh, the eighth Ilkhanid ruler of Persia (reg. 1304-16)

Michel-Francois Preaulx (French, 1796-1827); The Mausoleum of Oljeitu,...

Michel-Francois Preaulx (French, 1796-1827) The Mausoleum of Oljeitu, or Muhammad Khodabandeh, the eighth Ilkhanid ruler of Persia (reg. 1304-16) Pen and ink and watercolour on paper laid down on canvas, signe... More

Mirza Ahmad Naqib al-Mamalik on a terrace with an attendant, Qajar Persia, dated 1855-56

Mirza Ahmad Naqib al-Mamalik on a terrace with an attendant, Qajar Per...

Mirza Ahmad Naqib al-Mamalik on a terrace with an attendant Qajar Persia, dated AH 1272/AD 1855-56 Gouache on paper, identifying inscription and indistinct artist's signature in nasta'liq script within cartouc... More

Muhammad Mu'min bin Muhammad Zaman Husaini Tunakabuni Daylami, Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, a comprehensive pharmacopoeia of simple and compound medicines, dedicated to the Safavid Shah Sulayman (1666-1694), Persia, dated 1669

Muhammad Mu'min bin Muhammad Zaman Husaini Tunakabuni Daylami, Tuhfat ...

Muhammad Mu'min bin Muhammad Zaman Husaini Tunakabuni Daylami, Tuhfat al-Mu'minin, a comprehensive pharmacopoeia of simple and compound medicines, dedicated to the Safavid Shah Sulayman (1666-1694) Persia, dat... More

Nadir Shah (reg. 1736-47) standing on a terrace holding a sword and a sarpech, Provincial Mughal, late 18th Century

Nadir Shah (reg. 1736-47) standing on a terrace holding a sword and a ...

Nadir Shah (reg. 1736-47) standing on a terrace holding a sword and a sarpech Provincial Mughal, late 18th Century Gouache and gold on paper, yellow and blue borders, inscribed verso Nadder Saw or Nadir Shah, ... More

Nadir Shah Qajar, Persia, mid-19th Century

Nadir Shah Qajar, Persia, mid-19th Century

Nadir Shah Qajar Persia, mid-19th Century Oil on canvas, the Shah depicted within a roundel at a balcony holding a sword, identifying inscription in nasta'liq script in white, the roundel edged with stylised f... More

OUTRAM (JAMES) Sir James Outram's Persian Campaign in 1857; Comprising General Orders and Despatches Relating to the Military Operations in Persia, from the Landing at Bushire to the Treaty of Peace; 1860; and another (2)

OUTRAM (JAMES) Sir James Outram's Persian Campaign in 1857; Comprising...

OUTRAM (JAMES) Sir James Outram's Persian Campaign in 1857; Comprising General Orders and Despatches Relating to the Military Operations in Persia, from the Landing at Bushire to the Treaty of Peace, 6 folding... More

PERKINS (JUSTIN), A Residence of Eight Years in Persia

PERKINS (JUSTIN), A Residence of Eight Years in Persia

PERKINS (JUSTIN) A Residence of Eight Years in Persia, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY inscribed "To Mr and Mrs Rassam with the sincere respects of the author, Groomwich, July 26th 1849", 27 lithographed plates (23... More

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