Portrait of Malijak Aziz al-Sultan or Ahmad Shah as a Young Boy, One of 274 Vintage Photographs
The young, precocious boy pictured in this photograph by Sevruguin has been tentatively identified as Malijak Aziz al-Sultan, known historically as the passive object of Nasir al-Din Shah’s desire. It has also been suggested that he could be Ahmad Shah, the last ruler of the Qajar dynasty (r. 1909–1925). No matter what the true identity of the subject, this portrait shows Sevruguin’s skill in capturing and portraying human personalities rather than stock image types.
- Medium: Gelatin silver photograph
- Dates: ca. 1890 or 1900-1905
- Dynasty: Qajar
- Period: Qajar
- Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 4 9/16 in. (16.5 x 11.6 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Stamp on verso, "NOTICE: / If this picture is accepted for your publication, it is for your / use only and the following credit / must be printed underneah each reproduction. / PHOTOGRAPH, UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N.Y."
- Inscriptions: In pencil on verso, "106999"
- Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1997.3.101
- Credit Line: Purchase gift of Leona Soudavar in memory of Ahmad Soudavar
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Portrait of Malijak Aziz al-Sultan or Ahmad Shah as a Young Boy, One of 274 Vintage Photographs, ca. 1890 or 1900-1905. Gelatin silver photograph, 6 1/2 x 4 9/16 in. (16.5 x 11.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Leona Soudavar in memory of Ahmad Soudavar, 1997.3.101
- Record Completeness: Good (67%)