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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1530-1540
  • Geography

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 20.5 x 26.5 cm (8 1/16 x 10 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Album folio: A hunt; tinted drawing with washes of color; a seal in the lower right corner.
    Border: The drawing, with an illuminated panel, is set in a gold inner frame and a red outer frame with poem verses in Persian black nasta'liq script, mounted on an album page.
  • Inscriptions

    Seal: "oh, owner of the time."
  • Provenance

    Arthur Sambon (1867-1947), Paris [1]
    From at least 1913
    Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), Paris, from at least 1913 [2]
    To 1942
    Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [3]
    From 1942 to 1986
    Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France [4]
    From 1986
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France [5]
    [1] 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, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 408.
    [2] The object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Léonce Rosenberg by at least May 26, 1913. See citation in note 1.
    [3] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), pp. 338-340, no. 411.
    [4] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
    [5] See note 4.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Le Chant du monde: L'Art de l'Iran safavide, 1501-1736 (October 05, 2007 to January 07, 2008)
    Hunt for Paradise: Courts Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576 (October 16, 2003 to June 27, 2004)
    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Arthur Sambon (1867-1947)
    Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947)
    Henri Vever (1854-1942)
    Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
  • Origin

    Tabriz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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