Youth and parrot

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Shaykh Muhammad
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1575
Medium
Ink and color wash on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 14.7 x 8.3 cm (5 13/16 x 3 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.23
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Drawing
Type

Album folio

Keywords
Iran, parrot, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, youth
Provenance

To 1937
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1937
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

Portraits of idealized youths with props such as books, wine cups, or fruits were a favorite theme in later sixteenth century Persian compositions. In this fine line drawing, the object of the young man's attention is a bright green parakeet, perched on his hand. The drawing, remarkable for its sensitive but boldly abstract style, is signed by Shaykh Muhammad, one of the leading artists of the period, who is known for his delicate yet highly expressive use of line.

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

Copyright with museum