Seated nobleman

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    mid-17th century
  • Geography

    India
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 11.2 x 8.8 cm (4 7/16 x 3 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.436
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.436

Object Details

  • Description

    Drawing; recto: Seated nobleman, the inscription reads: Shayk Mihr; verso: Head of a Courtier.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947)
    Henri Vever (1854-1942)
    Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
  • Provenance

    From at least 1913
    Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), 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 Léonce Rosenberg by at least June 6, 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. 411.
    [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), pp. 324-325, no. 379.
    [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.
  • Origin

    India
  • Credit Line

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

    Drawing
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