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: Humayun Seated in a Landscape, from the Late Shah Jahan Album

Humayun Seated in a Landscape, from the Late Shah Jahan Album

Type
Detached album folio
Maker(s)
Artist: Payag (active ca.1591-ca.1658)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, ca. 1650
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper mounted on paperboard
Dimension(s)
H x W (overall): 25.4 x 37 cm (10 x 14 9/16 in) H x W (image): 18.8 x 12.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.400

From at least 1910
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), 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 Georges Demotte by at least January 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. 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. 280, no. 333.

[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
Georges Demotte (1877 - 1923)
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Francois Mautin
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Manuscript
Keyword(s)
Henri Vever collection, India, landscape, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658)
Collection(s) Area
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resource(s)
Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran, Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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