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Folio from an unidentified text; recto: Prince and princess in a landscape; verso: inscription

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1700-1725
  • Geography

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 30.7 x 20.2 cm (12 1/16 x 7 15/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached manuscript folio, left-hand half of a double page composition; facing folio is in the collection of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (acc. number: AKM00218); recto: painting: Prince and princess seated in a landscape; verso: obliterated stamp.
  • Inscriptions

    On reverse: Obliterated inscription in Persian giving the title of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and the date 1819-20 (1235 A.H.)
  • Provenance

    Possibly Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]
    To 1942
    Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [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]
    [1] The original folder sheet states that this folio may have belonged to Georges Demotte. The provenance note states: “Demotte (?)”. See object file, Collections Management Office. Also, on the back of the frame “Demotte” is written in large blue script was crossed out; and “Vever” was written below (also in blue). See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    George Marteau et l'art du livre persan (June 26, 2019 to January 6, 2020)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Henri Vever (1854-1942)
    Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
    Georges Demotte (1877-1923)
  • Origin

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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