Folio from an anthology; two riders carrying maces approaching a castle

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Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Two riders carrying maces approaching a castle; one of a group of three folios; marginal inscription.
Border: The painting is set in gold, red and blue rulings in a border with gold floral motifs.

Historical period(s)
Timurid period, 1417-1418? (820? A.H.)
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34.4 x 23 cm (13 9/16 x 9 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.136
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, horse, horseman, Iran, mace, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1912
Charles Vignier (1863-1934), Paris, France. [1]

From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Charles Vignier, Paris, France on September 12, 1912. [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 232. See also Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 403.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Charles Vignier 1863 - 1934

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Two riders carrying maces approaching a castle; one of a group of three folios; marginal inscription.
Border: The painting is set in gold, red and blue rulings in a border with gold floral motifs.

Inscription(s)

Right margin: (stenciled on the album page) the library of the Khan of high merit.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. no 48, p. 37.
  • Fraad Richard Ettinghausen. to be determined. fig. 133.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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