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Medium:
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 14.9 x 7.2 cm (5 7/8 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
Isfahan, Iran
Date:
ca. 1595
Period:
Safavid period
Previous custodian or owner:
Arsène Aftandil
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance:
From at least 1912
Arsène Aftandil, from at least 1912 [1]
To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [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] The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Arsène Aftandil by at least June 22, 1912. 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] 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. 308-309, no. 359.
[3] François Mautin, grandson of Henri Vever, inherited Vever's Near Eastern collection upon Vever's death in 1942, see Glenn D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, 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), pp. 10-11.
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.297
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_S1986.297