Detached album folio: Seated youth holding an album (safina)
Border: The drawing is set in a faded red inner frame an outer frame with calligraphic panels in Persian black nasta'liq script, mounted on paperboard with floral motifs.
Drawing held by the youth: "the slave of his majesty the king, Sayyid-Ali [ibn] Sayyid Muhammad."
From at least 1912
Charles Vignier (1863-1934), Paris, from at least 1912 
From at least 1913
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, from at least 1913 
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France 
 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.
 The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Georges Demotte by at least March 1913. See citation in note 1.
 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. 300-301, no. 350.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 4.
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