Woman in a green coat

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1590s
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 14 × 5.7 cm (5 1/2 × 2 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1935.25
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
Iran, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Label

Paintings gathered in albums were often matched with poems in order to create a series of visual and verbal images. The poetry that accompanies this work, which is a lengthy declaration of love, complements it perfectly. The poem's description of a beautiful woman with a face as lovely as the moon and movements as soft as a cloud is reflected in the figure's smooth round face and elegant gait.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum