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Sultan Ali Adilshah I of Bijapur

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1590
  • Geography

    Bijapur, Karnataka state, Deccan plateau, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 23.3 x 15 cm (9 3/16 x 5 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.446
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.446

Object Details

  • Court

    Bijapur Court
  • School/Tradition

    Deccani school
  • Provenance

    ?-1912
    Georges Demotte (1877-1923), method of acquisition unknown [1]
    1912-1942
    Henri Vever (1854-1942), purchased from Georges Demotte [2]
    1942-1947
    Jeanne Louise Monthiers (1861-1947), bequest of Henri Vever [3]
    1947-1986
    Francois Mautin (1907-2003), bequest of Jeanne Louise Monthiers and Henri Vever [4]
    From 1986
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery purchased from Francois Mautin [5]
    Notes:
    [1] This is likely the work Henri Vever purchased from Georges Demotte in September 1912, which was described as "1 Persan jupe de gaze (genre Sassanide?) art indo-persan XVII ?." See Henri Vever Account Ledger, September 1912, FSA A1988.042.2, from Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1. An accomplished French jeweler and collector, Henri Vever (1854-1942) amassed a large and impressive collection of works of art during his lifetime. His holdings in Japanese prints and Islamic arts of the books, especially from Iran and India, were among the most important assembled in the early twentieth century. This object was in Vever's collection at the time of his death in 1942.
    [3] Upon Henri Vever's death on September 25, 1942, his wife, Jeanne Louise Monthiers inherited the object. See exhibits F and G of Agreement of Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection, January 9, 1986, copy in object file.
    [4] Upon the death of Jeanne Louise Monthiers, as stipulated in the will of Henri Vever, the family's assets were divided evenly between his two grandchildren. His only grandson, Francois Mautin inherited the collection known as "The Henri Vever Collection of Oriental Art and Manuscripts Including Persian and Indian Art and Manuscripts." This object is part of that collection. See exhibits F and G as cited in note 3.
    [5] The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery purchased the entirety of the collection from Francois Mautin on January 9, 1986. See purchase agreement, copy in object file.
    Research updated on March 27, 2023.
  • 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

    Francois Mautin (1907-2003)
    Jeanne Louise Monthiers (1861-1947)
    Henri Vever (1854-1942)
    Georges Demotte (1877-1923)
  • Origin

    Bijapur, Karnataka state, Deccan plateau, India
  • Credit Line

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

    Painting
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