W.690, Single leaf of a couple embracing
This single-leaf painting of a couple embracing, executed in Safavid Iran, is dated to 3 Sha`ban 198 AH / 1689 CE. The painting is in the style of the artist Mu'in Muṣawwir (Mu'in the painter), who was active in Isfahan from 1044-1109 AH / 1635-1697 CE. The illuminated landscape motifs are found in other paintings associated with this painter, who produced both single-leaf compositions and manuscript illustrations. The handwriting is also comparable to that found on Mu'in's accepted and signed works. The subject of couples embracing was a popular theme of single-leaf compositions in Isfahan of the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE, repeated by Mu'in's contemporaries and students.
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