Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran

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Aug 26 2017 - Jan 7 2018

This exhibition brings together four principal art forms—lacquer, lithography, photography, and painting and drawing on paper—to explore their separate and intertwined histories, contexts of production, and means of dissemination across sectors of society ranging from the courtly elite to the citizenry at large. The almost 80 works in the exhibition, most of which have never before been exhibited, include illustrated books, album folios, pen boxes, mirror cases, single-sheet painted and printed images, and photographs. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • Islamic / Assyrian / Persian
  • 19th Century
  • Abu al-Hasan Ghaffari Saniʿ al-Mulk
  • Antoin Sevruguin
  • Mubarak Mirza b. Mahmud
  • Mirza ʿAli Quli Khaw’i
  • Muhammad Ismaʿil
  • Muhammad Riza al-Imami
  • and others

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