Yusuf and the merchants

Detached album folio; Yusuf and the merchants; marginal calligraphy in Persian, black nasta’liq script.
Border: The painting is placed over a calligraphic panel followed by a light blue and gold inner frame and a gold outer frame, mounted on a dark blue-colored paperboard.

Historical period(s)
early 20th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper Painted and mounted on an album page
Dimensions
H x W: 29.6 x 19.2 cm (11 5/8 x 7 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.426
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
commerce, Henri Vever collection, Iran, scale, WWII-era provenance, Yusuf
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; Yusuf and the merchants; marginal calligraphy in Persian, black nasta'liq script.
Border: The painting is placed over a calligraphic panel followed by a light blue and gold inner frame and a gold outer frame, mounted on a dark blue-colored 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. 426, p. 350.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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