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Reza Abbasi
رضا عباسی
Mu'in. Portrait of Riza-i-Abbasi. 1673. Princeton University..jpg
Posthumous portrait of Reza by his follower Mo'en Mosavver, 1673
Born 1565
Kashan or Mashhad, Safavid Persia
Died 1635
Tabriz, Safavid Persia
Occupation Artist
Riza-yi-Abbasi 008
Youth reading, 1625–26

Reza Abbasi, Riza yi-Abbasi or Reza-e Abbasi, رضا عباسی in Persian, usually Reza Abbasi also Aqa Reza (see below) or Āqā Riżā Kāshānī (c. 1565 – 1635) was the leading Persian miniaturist of the Isfahan School during the later Safavid period, spending most of his career working for Shah Abbas I. He is considered to be the last great master of the Persian miniature, best known for his single miniatures for muraqqa or albums, especially single figures of beautiful youths.

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