Portrait of Muhammed 'Ali Muzahhib, Gilder of Shiraz
probably second quarter of 17th century
Object Place: Iran
Height x width: 28 × 17.2 cm (11 × 6 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Not On View
Inscribed in Persian, at top: "Likeness of Master Muhammad 'Ali, the gilder of Shiraz, who comes from Nishapur," and at left: "Work of the humble Riza ['Abba]si"
By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)
 Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund