About the artist

Riza-i Abbasi

Persian painter and calligrapher. He was a leading court artist under the reign of the Safavid shah Abbas I (reigned 1588-1629). He is noted mostly for portraits and genre scenes.He is particularly well known for his portraits of young men. His earlier work is characterized by a fine linear style a palette of primary colors. Later on in life, Riza changed his palette to darker earthier tones and began using coarser lines

Date: 1565-1635

Origins: Persia