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Muhammad ‛Ali(ii) [Muḥammad ‛Alī al-Mashhadī ibn Malik Ḥusayn al-Iṣfahānī]locked

(fl Isfahan, 1645–60).

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Persian illustrator. The son of a painter, Muhammad ‛Ali became one of the most popular and prolific painters at the court of the Safavid monarch ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66). Muhammad ‛Ali was a skilled and competent artist who preferred rounded contours and simple forms. Although he was not as innovative in form and style as his contemporary ...

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