[COSTUME, Qajar School]. [Album of 28 watercolours of costume of peasants and merchants of Persia].



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Small 4to (9 x 7 1/2 inches). 28 watercolours, each mounted on card with a ink manuscript border surround. Period dark blue morocco backed blue velvet covered boards, patterned endpapers. Housed in a dark blue morocco backed box. Unusual album of Qajar School watercolours depicting Persian merchants of various trades as well as itinerants and beggars. [Persia, circa 1820s-1840s]. 

Among the trades depicted are an egg seller, a wine seller, a hat maker, a bird fancier, a bird seller, a blind beggar, a book dealer and more. An album at the British Museum (ID: 2006,0314,0.1 through 2006,0314,0.28 or P&D 2001,0728.60), which also includes 28 watercolours, is clearly from the same source, with a few similar images, and many of same faces on different trades.

Stock Code: 222088

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