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: Couple in a landscape

Couple in a landscape

Type
Detached Album folio
Historical period(s)
ca. 1610-1615
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper mounted on an album page
Dimension(s)
H x W: 33.7 x 21 cm (13 1/4 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Herat?
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.315
Description
Detached album folio; Couple in a landscape.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings mounted on paperboard with landscape and animal motifs.

From at least 1912
George Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, from at least 1912 [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 Georges Demotte by at least September 1912. 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), pp. 316-317, no. 369.

[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
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Keyword(s)
Henri Vever collection, Iran, lovers
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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