A Bird Catches a Butterfly

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Maker(s)
Artist: Shafi ' Abbasi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1650
Medium
Black ink and wash on light brown paper
Dimensions
H x W (drawing): 11.2 × 16.9 cm (4 7/16 × 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1996.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
bird, butterfly, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck , New York [1]

To 1996
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York to 1996

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1996

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 2 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

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

Copyright with museum