Hasht Behesht pavilion, Isfahan: detail of the decoration from the entrance arch to the lantern

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RIBApix ref no RIBA16042
Artist/PhotographerCoste, Pascal-Xavier (1787-1879)
CountryIran
CityIsfahan
Subject Date1665
Image Date1867
ViewInterior
StyleIslamic
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceLarge SR 72.033.3(55)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Pascal-Xavier Coste. Monuments modernes de la Perse (Paris, 1867), plate XXXIX-XL NOTES: Coste (an architect and artist) and painter Eugene Flaudin were part of a diplomatic mission to Persia (now Iran) in 1839. They remained for two years recording the monuments and architecture of the country. In 1844 the book ‘Monument historiques de la Perse’ was published, comprising their drawings of works from earliest times to the end of the Sassanid dynasty in the 7th century. Coste prepared an album of their work from that journey which covered the period from the beginnings of Islam in Persia to the reign of Fath-Ali Shah at the end of the 18th century. The work published in 1867, ‘Monuments modernes de la Perse’, is the published result of that album.

Subject tags

garden buildings, interior decoration, vaulting, Feature: Banister Fletcher