Persian Miniature Painting: Yusuf Gives A Royal Banquet
Persian Miniature Painting: Yusuf Gives A Royal Banquet in Honor of His Marriage
“Yusuf Gives a Royal Banquet in Honor of His Marriage” from the Haft Awrang of Jami made for Soltan Ibrahim Mirza, 1556 to 1565. Simpson Haft Awrang Page 98 Folio 38b.
I have over a period of years been developing a weighted source predictive analysis model of 16th century Southwest Asian Art. Following that model this image should be the work of the Persian Artist Ali Asghar father of Aqa Reza.
To take that one step further I suspect most if not all of the Haft Awrang made for Soltan Ibrahim Mirza was the product of three artists named by Basil Grey in Persian Painting; Ali Asghar Abdollah and Shaykh Mahammad. But alas to think and to know are not the same thing so I intend to examine a wide range of information over and extended period of time to see if I can work this out to my own satisfaction.
N. B. As I write this I remember once on another theory of mine an insufferablely stuffy woman at the Freer and Sackler told me, “You have every right to think so, but please be aware that no one else agrees”. The conventional wisdom is that this is by Shaykh Mahammad but I ask you to look at the faces and the fine detail work. It is very apparent that there are three main artists in the Haft Awrang of Jami