From at least 1881
Compte de Gobineau, France. 
From at least 1899
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 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. 400.
 See note 1.
 See note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 4.
- Previous Owner(s)
Compte de Gobineau
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Manuscript; Anthology; text: Persian in black, white and red nasta'liq script; selections from Nizami’s Khamsa, Sanai’s Hadiqa al-haqiqa wa-sharia al-tariqa, Amir Khusraw Dihlavi’s Layla u Majnun, Hafiz’s Divan, and Sayf Asfar Begi’s Divan. The anthology also contains the Saqinama and several unidentified poems by Sa’di and Khaqani; 95 folios, 1 sarlawh (folio 1verso), and 15 paintings (fols. 4recto, 8verso, 12recto, 20recto, 21verso, 25recto, 32verso, 41recto, 46recto, 56verso, 59verso, 72recto, 74verso, 92verso, 95recto).
Binding: The binding is of leather over paper pasteboards decorated with gilt block-stamped designs on the exterior covers; the doublures are of leather with a central medallion.
- Published References
- Coutenceau sale catalogue., 1899. cat. 12.
- 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. 51, p. 39.
- Fereshteh Daftari. The Influence of "Persian Art" on Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Ann Arbor. pp. 175,177,185.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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