An old man carries a bowl

Detached album folio: An old man carries a bowl.
Border: The drawing is set in a gold floral scroll inner frame with calligraphy panels in Persian black nasta’liq script, an outer frame with cartouches and quatrefoil motifs and an outer boarder, mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1610-1615
Medium
Ink and lead white on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 37.4 x 24.5 cm (14 3/4 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.303
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Drawing
Type

Detached album folio

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

From at least 1913
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, from at least 1913 [1]

To 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, to 1942 [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 object is documented as having appeared in the collection of Georges Demotte by at least July 23, 1913. 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. 409.

[2] See Glenn D. Lowry et al., An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 319, no. 372.

[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 album folio: An old man carries a bowl.
Border: The drawing is set in a gold floral scroll inner frame with calligraphy panels in Persian black nasta'liq script, an outer frame with cartouches and quatrefoil motifs and an outer boarder, mounted on paperboard.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 70, pp. 204-205.
  • 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. 372, p. 319.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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