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: Seated youth in green robe

Seated youth in green robe

Type
Detached album folio
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1600-1610
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 34.6 x 21.9 cm (13 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.306
Description
Album folio: Seated youth in green robe; top page inscription in Persian black nasta'liq script, faint traces of the same inscription along the left border.
Border: The painting is set in gold, green and blue rulings in a series of illuminated frames, mounted on paperboard with floral motifs.

Top page, "a youth seated, drunk and inebriated."

From at least 1910
Charles Vignier (1863-1934), Paris, from at least 1910 [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 collection of Charles Vignier by at least February 1910. 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. 409.

[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. 312, no. 363.

[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.

Former owner
Charles Vignier (1863 - 1934)
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Keyword(s)
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), wine, youth
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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