Folio from an unidentified text; recto: A prince enthroned surrounded by attendants; verso: gold and blue rulings

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Detached double-folio from a dispersed manuscript, recto: left-hand half of a double-page composition separate from its facing folio (S1986.142.1); A prince enthroned surrounded by attendants; verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The Painting is set in a gold inner frame and an outer frame with geometric motifs on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
circa 1425-1430
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21.7 x 12.9 cm (8 9/16 x 5 1/16 in)
Geography
Afghanistan, Herat
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.142.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afghanistan, attendant, Henri Vever collection, prince, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To at least 1912
Fredrik Robert Martin (1868-1933). [1]

Victor Goloubew (1878-1914). [2]

To 1913
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [3]

From 1913 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on December 12, 1913. [4]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [5]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [6]

Notes:

[1] See 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. 404, no. S1986.0143.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See note 1. See also 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. 235.

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

[6] See note 5.

Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923
Fredrik Robert Martin 1868 - 1933
Victor Goloubew

Description

Detached double-folio from a dispersed manuscript, recto: left-hand half of a double-page composition separate from its facing folio (S1986.142.1); A prince enthroned surrounded by attendants; verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The Painting is set in a gold inner frame and an outer frame with geometric motifs on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Thomas W. Lentz Glenn D. Lowry. Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century. Exh. cat. Los Angeles. cat. 42, pp. 125, 337.
  • 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. 288, pp. 254-255.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 46, pp. 154. 156-157.
  • Glenn D. Lowry. Persian Miniatures from the Vever Collection. vol. 18, no. 9 Hong Kong, Spring 1989. p. 49.
  • F. R. Martin. The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia, India, and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th Century. 2 vols., London. pl. 54.
  • Mikhail B. Piotrovsky John Vrieze. Earthly Beauty, Heavenly Art: Art of Islam. Exh. cat. Amsterdam and London. cat. 235, p. 248.
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei: Ein Beitrag zur Kunstgeschichte Irans. 2 vols, Leipzig. pl. 51.
  • Thomas W. Lentz. Pictures for the Islamic Book: Persian and Indian Painting in the Vever Collection. vol. 1, no. 4 New York, Fall 1988. pp. 18-19, fig. 4.
  • The Hague. Catalogus tentoonstelling van islamische kunst. cat. 13, p. 22.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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