1/26 watercolor Bible landscapes by Turner created as part of a commission of Bible illustrations.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A., The Valley of the Brook at Kidron, Jerusalem (Absalom's Tomb), pencil and watercolor with scratching out, 5 ¾ x 8 1/8 in. (14.5 x 20.6 cm.) From chrsities.com.
First editions of 19th-century British illustrated accounts of India & the Middle East atSotheby's, NY, 19 June
Francis William Blagdon, A Brief History of Modern India, From the Earliest Periods of Antiquity, To the Termination of the Late Mahratta War (Edward Orme: London, 1805). From sothebys.com.
David Roberts, The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (F. G. Moon: London, 1842-1849). From sothebys.com.
Thomas Struth photographs of Israel & the West Bank as part of French photographer Frédéric Brenner's 'THIS PLACE' project at Marian Goodman, London, 29 April-6 June
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.