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Attributed to Shah Quli  Search this
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W: 18 x 13.5 cm (7 1/16 x 5 5/16 in)
Probably Istanbul, Turkey
mid-16th century
Ottoman period
From at least 1931-no later than 1936
E. Beghian, London, method of acquisition unknown [1]
Possibly by 1936-no later than 1937
H. Kevorkian, New York, method of acquisition unknown [2]
From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from H. Kevorkian, New York [3]
[1] See Ernst Kühnel “History of Miniature Painting and Drawing” in “A Survey of Persian Art From Prehistoric Time to the Present”, ed. Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman [book] (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938), vol. III, p. 1882; and (1939); vol. V, pl. 915D. See Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson and Basil Grey, “Persian Miniature Painting: Including a Critical Descriptive catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March, 1931” [book] (London: Oxford University Press, 1933), p. 135 no.153, “Lent by E. Beghian”.
Also, see note in TMS “Purchased from H. Kevorkian, New York; formerly in the collection of E. Beghian.
For price, see Freer Gallery of Art List after 1920”. Edward Beghian (1876-1962) was a dealer in carpets and antiques, with a gallery first at 18 Dover, then 37 Berkeley Streets, London, from the years 1924-1939.
[2] See notes 1 and 3. Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962) was a dealer and collector of Islamic Art with eponymous galleries in New York and Paris.
[3] The Freer Gallery of Art paid H. Kevorkian in installments, the first on October 28, 1936, and the last on April 7, 1937, and approved on April 5, 1937. See object file for copy of invoice.
Research updated December 6, 2022
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
Turkish Art (May 26, 1982 to June 24, 1982)
Turkish Ceramics (September 24, 1982 to May 10, 1985)
Turkish Art (November 1, 1980 to May 25, 1982)
Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
Ceramics from the World of Islam (January 16, 1974 to July 1, 1974)
Turkish Art—Special Exhibition (August 1, 1973 to December 19, 1973)
Near Eastern Art—Paintings, Pottery (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
Near Eastern Art (June 5, 1964 to August 18, 1967)
Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, Pottery, Metalwork, and Glass (April 12, 1955 to November 21, 1955)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Arts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Paintings (May 1, 1945 to September 25, 1947)
Untitled Exhibition, Persian Paintings and Ceramics (May 5, 1933 to January 9, 1945)
Previous custodian or owner:
Edward Beghian (1876-1962)
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
Ottoman period (1307 - 1922)  Search this
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illumination  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery