Folio from an unidentified text; recto: A party in a garden, left-hand half of a double-page

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; recto: left-hand half of a double-page composition; facing folio (S1986.187.1); A party in a garden, verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in blue and red rulings followed by an illuminated frame mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1570
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 41.2 x 24.2 cm (16 1/4 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.187.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
celebration, chess, food, garden, Henri Vever collection, Iran, pavilion, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1910
Bacri, France. [1]

From 1910 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Bacri, France on July 1910. [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] 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. 405. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 230.

[2] See note 1.

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

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Bacri
Henri Vever 1854-1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; recto: left-hand half of a double-page composition; facing folio (S1986.187.1); A party in a garden, verso: blank; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The painting is set in blue and red rulings followed by an illuminated frame mounted on paperboard.

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. 302, p. 261.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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