Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; recto: Bearded man and a woman in a landscape; verso: text, five couplets of poem

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: A bearded man and a woman in a landscape; verso: text, five couplets.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled paper.

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Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1658-1659
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.8 x 18 cm (10 9/16 x 7 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
S1986.318
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, landscape, man, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1932
Indjoudjian Collection, Paris, from at least 1932 [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [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] The object is documented as having appeared in the Indjoudjian Collection by at least December 19, 1932. 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. 410.

[2] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 130, no. 161.

[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
Indjoudjian Freres

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: A bearded man and a woman in a landscape; verso: text, five couplets.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled paper.

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. 161, p. 130.
  • Abolala Soudavar Milo Cleveland Beach. Art of the Persian Court: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. New York. cat. 82, pp. 297, 301.
  • Indjoudjian Freres. to be determined. cat. 59.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum