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The Qajar king, Fath-Ali Shah (1772 – 1834) loved to have his image on large scale canvasses, frescoes, and reliefs, showing the grandeur of his imperial appearance. Most of his oil painting portraits are painted by Mirza Baba and Mehr-Ali.

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mirza Baba, 1798-99

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mirza Baba, 1798-99, Oriental and India Office Library Collection, London

Fath-Ali Shah, c. 1800–1806, Musée du Louvre

Fath-Ali Shah, c. 1800–1806, Musée du Louvre

Fath Ali Shah. Signed by Muhammad, 1810.

Fath Ali Shah. Signed by Muhammad, 1810.

Miniature portrait of Fath ‘Ali Shah by Sir Robert Ker Porter, c. 1817-20, Khalili Collection

FathAli-Shah-Mehr-Ali-Brooklyn-Museum

Fath Ali Shah, watercolor by Mehr-Ali, 1815, Brooklyn Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, attributable to Mirza Baba

Fath-Ali Shah, attributable to Mirza Baba

FathAli Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1813. Saad Abad Museum

Fath Ali Shah, Standing, by Mihr Ali, 1813, Saad Abad Museum

FathAli Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1809-1810, Hermitage Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1809-1810. The State Hermitage Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1813-14, Hermitage Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1813-14, Hermitage Museum

Fath Ali Shah، Golestan Palace and Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, Golestan Palace

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali

Fath-Ali Shah in Armor, by Mehr Ali, 1814-15, Smithsonian Institution

Fath-Ali Shah in Armor, by Mehr Ali, 1814-15, Smithsonian Institution

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1813-14, Hermitage Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, by Mehr Ali, 1813-14, Hermitage Museum

Fath-Ali Shah, by Ahmad, 1811, The David Collection, Denmark

Fath-Ali Shah, by Ahmad, 1811, The David Collection, Denmark

Fath-Ali Shah's Portrait on a Kashan Rug

Fath-Ali Shah’s Portrait on a Kashan Rug, Late 19th century. Collection of Parviz and Manijeh Tanavoli

Fath-Ali Shah Smoking WaterPipe

Fath Ali Shah with WaterPipe, by Mehr-Ali

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