A Seated Nobleman

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad Zahad Samarqandi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1660s
Medium
Oil on woven fabric support mounted with decorated paper surrounds backed with 18th century Indian album page paper and a smaller piece of calligraphy on the back.
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 37.1 x 28 cm (14 5/8 x 11 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment in memory of Cynthia Ratcliff Helms
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1999.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf with painting

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

To 1999
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, acquired in India, to 1999 [1]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 4 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

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