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An old man carries a bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1610-1615
  • Geography

    Isfahan, Iran
  • Material

    Ink and lead white on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 37.4 x 24.5 cm (14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.303
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.303

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached album folio: An old man carries a bowl.
    Border: The drawing is set in a gold floral scroll inner frame with calligraphy panels in Persian black nasta'liq script, an outer frame with cartouches and quatrefoil motifs and an outer boarder, mounted on paperboard.
  • Provenance

    From at least 1913
    Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, from at least 1913 [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 July 23, 1913. 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. 409.
    [2] 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. 319, no. 372.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Georges Demotte (1877-1923)
    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

    Album
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