Artist and Empire: Facing Britain's Imperial Past, Tate Britain, London, Nov 25, 2015-April 10, 2016
George Stubbs, Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians, 1760–1770. Manchester Art Gallery. From tate.org.uk.
The Singh Twins, EnTWINed, 2009, © Singh Twins (www.singhtwins.co.uk). Commissioned by Museum of London. From tate.org.uk.
Johan Zoffany, Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match circa 1784-6, oil on canvas, frame: 1235 x 1695 x 85 mm. Tate, London. From tate.org.uk.
18th-c. Meissen Persian figurines sold at Sotheby's, London, sale entitled 'A Tale of Two Cities: Venice & Dresden, Two Private Collections,' June 9, 2015
Description from Sotheby's: A pair of gilt-bronze mounted Meissen figures of a Persian and companion, the mounts Louis XV mid-18th century, the porcelain circa 1748-50, modelled by J.J. Kändler and P. Reinicke, the male figure wearing a turban, a puce lined cloak and yellow slippers, holding a scabbard, the companion wearing a complementing costume and headdress, each painted with scattered sprays of indianische Blumen, standing on rockwork bases applied with flowers, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue to rear of bases, each mounted on a gilt-bronze scrollwork base with leafy branches applied with porcelain flowers and three foliate sconces, overall height 42.4cm., 16 3/4 in. and 41.4cm., 16 1/4 in. From sothebys.com.
The figures were modeled after engravings by by Gérard Jean-Baptiste Scotin (after drawings J.B van Mour), plates 90 ('Persan') and 91 ('Femme Persienne') in Le Hay and Charles de Ferriol's Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant, gravees sur les tableaux peints d'apres nature en 1707 & 1708 par l'ordre de M. de Ferriol, Ambassadeur du Roi a la Porte; et mis au jour en 1712 & 1713 par les soins de M. Le Hay, published in Nuremberg in 1719.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.