- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
The concept of love is the main focus of Two Youths Embracing. Conforming to the ideals of seventeenth-century painting, the artist of this finely tinted drawing has relied on gestures and poses to evoke the idea of love and intimacy between the two idealized youths. The entwined tree trunk, the swirling shawl, and the position of the bottles in the foreground further heighten the underlying meaning of the composition.
- Published References
- Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 22, p. 59.
- Lawrence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. cat. 309, p. 171.
- Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. Exh. cat. London. cat. 693, p. 285.
- A.M. Kevorkian. Les Jardins du Desir: Sept Siecles de Peinture Persane. Paris. pp. 254-255.
- Joseph Allen Boone. The Homoerotics of Orientalism. New York. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum