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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 (French, born 1907)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Keyword(s)
Henri Vever collection, Iran, lovers, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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