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Abū al-Ḥasan Mustawfī
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Abū al-Ḥasan Mustawfī, Mīrzā Abū al-Ḥasan Ghaffārī Mustawfī Kāshānī, son of Mīrzā Muʿizz al-Dīn Muḥammad, and better known as Abū al-Ḥasan Awwal (d. 1212/1797), was a painter and historian. The Ghaffārī family had a long history of holding official government posts. Mīrzā Muʿizz al-Dīn Muḥammad was the governor of Kāshān, Qumm, Naṭanz and Jawshaqān during Karīm Khān Zand's time (Kalāntar Ḍarrābī, 316–317; Ghaffārī, fol. 5a).

Abū al-Ḥasan was born in Kāshān in the late 18th century. He was the first member of his family to take an interest in painting in Europ…

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Dhoka', Yahya and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū al-Ḥasan Mustawfī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0153>
First published online: 2015

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