Old man riding a zebu

citation

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, first half of 17th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.2 x 9.9 cm (4 13/16 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1953.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio

Keywords
Iran, man, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Mme. Maria Louise Sarre

Label

This small, spontaneously conceived composition confirms the growing interest of early seventeenth-century Persian artists in the art of drawing. With quick, staccatolike strokes that vary in intensity, the artist has captured the bulky contours of the zebu and its stooped, elderly rider. The modulated lines lend the figures a sense of weight and volume, infusing them with remarkable sensitivity and naturalism.

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

Copyright with museum

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