A miniature painting of an Ottoman gentleman is signed by Riza-Zade, a Persian artist who was brought to serve in the Ottoman court in the early 19th century. Although the work is richly adorned with gold and touches of vivid red, the subject's reflective expression and loose green robe give the painting a quiet, subdued feeling. Judging by a small area of minor damage to back surface of the paper, the painting most likely was preserved in a book. It is in excellent condition, and signed in the lower left quadrant. There is a border of about 1/8” around the painting, which is on heavy paper. Dimensions of the painted surface: height 7 ½” (19 cm), width 3 ¾” (9 ½ cm).