Hunt

Detached album folio; Hunt; an inscription in the center in Persian black nasta’liq script is signed by Reza Abbasi and dated 1035 A.H.
Boarder: The tinted drawing is set in gold, blue and white rulings with a gold-sprinkled inner frame mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Maker(s)
Artist: Ascribed erroneously to Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1626 (1035 A.H.)
Medium
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 47.3 x 33.2 cm (18 5/8 x 13 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.314
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Drawing
Type

Detached Album folio

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

From at least 1932
Indjoudjian Collection, Paris, from at least 1932 [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 Indjoudjian Collection by at least December 19, 1932. 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), pp. 344-345, no. 414.

[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)

Indjoudjian Freres
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached album folio; Hunt; an inscription in the center in Persian black nasta'liq script is signed by Reza Abbasi and dated 1035 A.H.
Boarder: The tinted drawing is set in gold, blue and white rulings with a gold-sprinkled inner frame mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

In the center: “In the name of God, the first day of the month of auspicious Shawwal, in the year [A.H.] 1035 [A.D. June 26, 1626]. This drawing, [tarh] was colored [abrang]. The work of the humble; Riza Abbasi."

Published References
  • Indjoudjian Freres. Publication title unknown. cat. 61.
  • Henry Corbin, Paul Pelliot, Eustache de Lorey. Les Arts de l'Iran, l'ancienne Perse, et Bagdad. Paris. cat. 77, pp. 165-166.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 62, pp. 188-189.
  • Oleg Grabar. Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page from the 8th to the 17th Century., English edition. New York. p. 194, fig. 88.
  • 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. 414, pp. 344-345.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum