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Woman adjusts her aigrette

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1590
  • Geography

    Isfahan, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 28.7 x 17.8 cm (11 5/16 x 7 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Ascribed to Muhammad Sadiqi (died 1610)
  • Description

    Detached album folio; Woman adjusts her aigrette; inscription on the bottom right of the folio.
    Border: The painting is set in gold, green and blue rulings on marbled ground mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    Bottom right: Sadighi
  • 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), p. 307, no. 357.
    [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

    Permanent Gallery Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 11/2006-11/2009 (November 2006 to November 2009)
    Queensland Art Gallery permanent gallery (November, 2006 to November, 2009)
    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

    Isfahan, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

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