Folio from an unidentified text; recto: Seated man pours wine; verso: A seated woman pours wine

citation

Detached album folio; recto: Seated man pours wine; verso: A seated woman pours wine, inscription on the bottom right of the verso.
Border: The recto is set in green and black rulings with an inner frame of floral scrolls, mounted on a paperboard with marginal medallions. The verso is set in green and black rulings with an inner frame of floral scrolls mounted on paperboard.

Maker(s)
Artist: Ustad Hajji
Historical period(s)
Qajar period, late 19th early 20th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 38 x 25.2 cm (14 15/16 x 9 15/16 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
S1986.324
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Manuscript
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, man, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), wine, woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Albert Besnard [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] 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. 330, no. 393.

[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
Albert Besnard

Description

Detached album folio; recto: Seated man pours wine; verso: A seated woman pours wine, inscription on the bottom right of the verso.
Border: The recto is set in green and black rulings with an inner frame of floral scrolls, mounted on a paperboard with marginal medallions. The verso is set in green and black rulings with an inner frame of floral scrolls mounted on paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Verso: bottom right, "work of Ustad Hajji"

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. 393, p. 330.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum