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Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 20.5 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in)
Type:
Drawing
Origin:
Tabriz, Iran
Date:
circa 1530-1540
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Album folio: A hunt; tinted drawing with washes of color; a seal in the lower right corner.
Border: The drawing, with an illuminated panel, is set in a gold inner frame and a red outer frame with poem verses in Persian black nasta'liq script, mounted on an album page.
Inscriptions:
Seal: "oh, owner of the time."
Provenance:
Arthur Sambon (1867-1947), Paris [1]
From at least 1913
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), Paris, from at least 1913 [2]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [3]
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France [4]
From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France [5]
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. 408.
[2] The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Léonce Rosenberg by at least May 26, 1913. See citation in note 1.
[3] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), pp. 338-340, no. 411.
[4] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
[5] See note 4.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
Le Chant du monde: L'Art de l'Iran safavide, 1501-1736 (October 05, 2007 to January 07, 2008)
Hunt for Paradise: Courts Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576 (October 16, 2003 to June 27, 2004)
A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
Previous custodian or owner:
Arthur Sambon (1867-1947)
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947)
Henri Vever (1854-1942)
Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
Topic:
hunting  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.290
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye347a3adef-347e-4133-a86e-00a3ee45d1e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.290