This second volume of Basil Robinson's Studies concentrates on Persian manuscript illumination, beginning with six studies of artists who worked in this medium. There then follows twenty-two studies of individual manuscripts, from the fourteenth century onwards. Vol II Contents: Preface 'Zenith of his Time': the Painter Pir Ahmad Baghshimali Bihzad and his School: the Materials Siyah Qalam Painter-llluminators of 16th Century Shiraz Muhammadi and the Khurasan Style Ali Asghar, Court Painter The Earliest Illustrated Manuscript of Nizami? Two Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Marquess of Bute, I. Two Mathnawis Two Illustrated Manuscripts in the Malek Library, Tehran. I. Anthology A Persian Battle-Piece Prince Baysunghur and the Fables of Bidpai Prince Baysunghur's Nizami: A Speculation Unpublished Paintings from a 15th-Century Book of Kings The Shahnama of Muhammad Juki, RAS MS 239 The Dunimarle Shahnama: A Timurid Manuscript from Mazandaran The Tehran Manuscript of Kalila wa Dimna: A Reconsideration The Durham Gulistan: an Unpublished Timurid Manuscript RAS MS 178: an unrecorded Persian Painter The John Rylands Layla wa Majnoun and the Bodleian Nawa'i of 1485: a Royal Timurid Manuscript 'A Magnificent MS': the British Library Shahnama of 1486 Origin and Date of Three Famous Shah Nameh Illustrations Rustam in Battle: A Persian Masterpiece An Unpublished Manuscript of the Gulistan of Sa'di Isma'il II's Copy of the Shahnama Two Manuscripts of the Shahnama in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. I. Holmes 150 Two Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the Marquess of Bute. II. Anwar i Suhayli of 1593 A Lost Persian Miniature Two Manuscripts of the Shahnama in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. II. Holmes 151 The Shahnameh Manuscript Cochran 4 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Index.
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