Fath Ali Shah portrait

The magnificent and extremely rare life-size Qajar royal portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah attended by a prince, attributed to Mihr ‘Ali, circa 1820 CE, sold for £2,994,500 (inclusive of buyers premium) at Sotheby’s ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ auction today [9th April 2014]. A round of applause greeted the fall of the hammer at £2.6 million, a bid executed by Edward Gibbs, Head of Department, and Chairman, Middle East & India, acting on behalf of an anonymous telephone buyer.

Read More: Royal Portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah