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Title: Lady Proffering a Hookah
Location: Isfahan, Iran
Materials: opaque watercolour and gold on paper; mounted as an album page on card
Dimensions: 40.4 x 31cm (page); 28.2 x 17.4cm (apinting, within rules)
Accession Number: MSS 999
Muhammad Qasim-i Tabrizi (d 1659) was a follower of Riza-i ‘Abbasi. He decorated some of the side rooms in the Chihil Sutun palace at Isfahan, which was restored by Shah ‘Abbas II in 1647. He was also a celebrated poet and his paintings often bear his verses.
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.312, p.271.