Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Medium:
Ink and color wash on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 33.7 x 22.8 cm (13 1/4 x 9 in)
Type:
Album
Origin:
Iran
Date:
ca. 1590s
Period:
Safavid period
Description:
Detached album leaf; Bearded man leans on stick.
Border: The tinted drawing is set in a gold-sprinkled inner frame mounted on a black border with floral and animal motifs and calligraphy panels in Persian white nasta'liq script.
Provenance:
From at least 1910
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), Paris, from at least 1910 [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 Léonce Rosenberg by at least July 21, 1910. 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. 409.
[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. 298, 320-321, no. 374.
[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.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
Facing East: Portraits from Asia (July 1 to September 4, 2006)
Visual Poetry: Paintings and Drawings from Iran (December 16, 2001 to May 5, 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:
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947)
Henri Vever (1854-1942)
Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
man  Search this
nasta'liq script  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:
S1986.312
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
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/ye39bc7f995-18f1-4753-aff8-302f1ab4b866
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.312