Revealing the Unseen. New Perspectives on Qajar Art

This new book, a co-publication with the Louvre, consolidates the major achievement of the 2018 exhibition held at the Museum of Louvre-Lens, L’Empire des roses. Chefs-d’oeuvre de l’art persan du XIXe siècle (‘Empire of Roses: Masterpieces of 19th century Persian Art’). It includes thirteen essays from the conference which accompanied the exhibition.

Ali Boozari, ‘Mirza Hassan bin Aqa Seyyed Mirza Isfahani: A Bridge Between Elite and Popular Art in the Qajar Period’.

Layla S. Diba, ‘Towards an Alternative Art History: Qajar Photography and Contemporary Iranian Art’.

Maryam Ekhtiar, ‘Ahl al-Bayt Imagery Revisited: A Drawing by Ismaʿil Jalayir at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’.

Gwenaëlle Fellinger, ‘Shimmering Mirages—Nineteenth-Century Ikat Velvets’.

Christiane Gruber, ‘Without Pen, Without Ink: Fingernail Art in the Qajar Period’.

Hadi Maktabi, ‘Carpets as Diplomatic Gifts and Feudal Tribute under the Qajars’.

Charlotte Maury and Carol Guillaume, ‘A first overview of Golestan 1644: album making, connoisseurship, and the painter Muhammad Baqir’.

Filiz Çakir Phillip, ‘Chahar Ayna: Form, Function, and Decoration of an Enigmatic Iranian Armour’.

Simon Rettig, ‘Illustrating Firdawsi’s Book of Kings in the Early Qajar Era: The Case of the Ezzat-Malek Soudavar Shahnama’.

Tim Stanley, ‘Razi Taliqani and the ‘Lustre of the Nation’, 1880s to 1900s’.

Iván Szántó, ‘Pearls of Qajar Painting Strung at Random in Eastern Europe’.

Daria Vasilyeva, ‘On Iranian Diplomatic Gifts and Trophies of the 1820s in The State Hermitage Museum: Archival Documents and Historical Context’.

Friedericke Voigt, ‘Equestrian Tiles and the Re-discovery of Underglaze Painting in Qajar Iran’.

Published by Gingko and the Louvre, November 2021

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