Folio from an unidentified text; recto: Prince and princess in a landscape; verso: inscription

Detached manuscript folio, left-hand half of a double page composition; facing folio is in the collection of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (acc. number: AKM00218); recto: painting: Prince and princess seated in a landscape; verso: obliterated stamp.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, ca. 1700-1725
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.7 x 20.2 cm (12 1/16 x 7 15/16 in)
Geography
Turkey, Istanbul
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.134
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, landscape, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), prince, princess, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Possibly Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [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 original folder sheet states that this folio may have belonged to Georges Demotte. The provenance note states: “Demotte (?)”. See object file, Collections Management Office. Also, on the back of the frame “Demotte” is written in large blue script was crossed out; and “Vever” was written below (also in blue). See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854-1942
Georges Demotte 1877-1923
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached manuscript folio, left-hand half of a double page composition; facing folio is in the collection of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (acc. number: AKM00218); recto: painting: Prince and princess seated in a landscape; verso: obliterated stamp.

Inscription(s)

On reverse: Obliterated inscription in Persian giving the title of Fath Ali Shah Qajar and the date 1819-20 (1235 A.H.)

Published References
  • "Le goût de l'Orient : Georges Marteau collectionneur." The taste of the East: Georges Marteau collector. Exh. cat. Paris, France. p. 107, cat. 76.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 418, pp. 346-347.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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