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Philipp Walter Schulz (1864-1920)

Philipp Walter Schulz, born in Leipzig in 1864, came from a wealthy family (his father was a merchant and banker), allowing him as an independent scholar (Privatgelehrter) to devote himself to the study of Islamic book art. As a result, he published a groundbreaking work on Islamic book painting titled "Die persisch-islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans" (Hirsemann, Leipzig 1914)", unfortunately the recognition of which was long denied. A small part of his former collection is still kept in two major museums in Leipzig.  

Additional Information is to be found in Philipp Walter Schulz and Friedrich Sarre: Two German Pioneers in the Development of Persian Art Studies