Woman in a green coat

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1590s
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (painting): 14 × 5.7 cm (5 1/2 × 2 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.25
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Album leaf with painting

Keywords
Iran, poems, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1935
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Label

Paintings gathered in albums were often matched with poems in order to create a series of visual and verbal images. The poetry that accompanies this work, which is a lengthy declaration of love, complements it perfectly. The poem's description of a beautiful woman with a face as lovely as the moon and movements as soft as a cloud is reflected in the figure's smooth round face and elegant gait.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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