Folio from an unidentified text; the Angel Israfil

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; the Angel Israfil; one of a group of four folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings on a blue paper with landscape, bird, and floral motifs mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, circa 1580-1590
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.6 x 20.3 cm (11 5/8 x 8 in)
Geography
Iran or Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.219
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
angel, death, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Israfel, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, wind instrument, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1913
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]

From 1913 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on June 20, 1913. [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. 406. 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. 233.

[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)

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

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; the Angel Israfil; one of a group of four folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings on a blue paper with landscape, bird, and floral motifs mounted on paperboard.

Published References
  • Sophy Burnham. A Book of Angels. p. 107.
  • 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. 312, pp. 265-266.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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