Abu'l-Hasan Khan Ghaffari Kashani (18141866) also known as Sani ol Molk who was an One of the best painter, miniature and lacquer artist in his time. His 1842 portrait of Mohammad Shah Qajar secured him a position at the court. He spent the years between 1846 and 1850 in Italy, studying the works of Italian masters. Upon his return to Persia, he was appointed naqqb (chief painter) of the court and became involved with the newly established Dar ul-Funun, the first modern institution of higher learning in Iran. In 1861, he received the title Sani ol Molk, by which he is commonly known.
He was the uncle of Mohammad Ghaffari (Kamal ol molk), a court painter during the reign of Nasser ad-Din Shah. The item "Antique Islamic Persian Qajar Important Miniature Painting Abul Hasan Ghaffari" is in sale since Thursday, March 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Islamic". The seller is "antiquesroom" and is located in Dubai. This item can be shipped worldwide.