The Art and Orchid Gallery's two-sided framed figural (suratgari) [108A] is a 19th Century hand painted Persian miniature in gouache [8B] on hand made paper emphasizing the hand written calligraphy that is exhibited in the front in outlined boxed sections along with the larger suratgari.[PMC] The back is a large window of framed, matted calligraphy, probably a poem, on the rear of the same gouache painting.
This suratgari subject was very common for Persian miniatures...... Royal Magnific ...click for details
This exemplary 19th Century Persian suratgari (figural) miniature is of a regal courtyard and scenic painting with pronounced verticality. Two-sided display of lavish ornamentation in opaque colors, ink and gold on paper with balanced calligraphic boxed inserts on the front and hand painted calligraphic poem page on the opposite side. Silvered bundle-of-rods frame and mats hold the two-sided manuscript page for display.[152A] The art exhibits some characteristics that were first used in the 15th ...click for details