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Artist:
signed by Sayyid Ali  Search this
Patron:
Shah Tahmasp (1524 - 1576)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 37.2 x 23.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Album
Painting
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
ca.1540
Period:
Safavid period
Previous custodian or owner:
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Georges Demotte (1877 - 1923)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
To 1912
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]
From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on November 30, 1912. [2]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]
Notes:
[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 406. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 232.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[4] See note 3.
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
writing  Search this
reading  Search this
mosque  Search this
cooking  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
school  Search this
student  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
teacher  Search this
muezzin  Search this
punishment  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.221
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.221