Sussan Babaie is the Andrew W. Mellon Reader in the Arts of Iran and Isla at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the author of ‘Isfahan and Its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi‘ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran’ (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art)

Female tumbler, c. 1800–30, unknown artist, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The paintings that turned Persian art on its head in the 19th century

The arts in Qajar Iran acknowledged previous traditions while reflecting a rapidly changing world

2 Jun 2018