Folio from a Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami (died 1492); painting: Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled ground mounted on a paperboard with birds and floral motifs.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca.1560-1570
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Khurasan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.153
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance, Yusuf, Zulaykha
Provenance

To at least 1922
Moussa, Tehran, Iran. [1]

1922
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Objets d'art Anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922, no. 111. [2]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [4]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [5]

Notes:

[1] The object was in the collection of Moussa (M.J.M) until 1922 when it was published in the auction catalogue, Objets d'art anciens de la Perse, May 5-6, 1922. 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. 404.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

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

[5] See note 4.

Previous Owner(s)

Hotel Drouot
Moussa
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Yusuf u Zulaykha by Jami; Zulaykha and an elderly man listen to a conversation; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on a gold-sprinkled ground mounted on a paperboard with birds and floral motifs.

Published References
  • 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. 186, p. 158.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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