Sultan Murad and Sultan Daniyal on a Picnic

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Sultan Murad and Sultan Danyal on a Picnic; verso: calligraphic panel containing verses from the Gulistan by Sa’di.
Border: The recto is set in gold and black rulings surrounded by an inner frame of gold floral scroll, a blue tendril scroll and a gold- red outer frame, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard. The verso is set in gold, blue and white rulings in a border of gold floral scroll, a dark blue gold-sprinkled inner frame, and a gold outer frame mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

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Historical period(s)
ca. 1900
Medium
Opaque watercolor and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 47.9 x 32.2 cm (18 7/8 x 12 11/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.427
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio with painting

Keywords
celebration, dog, falconry, Henri Vever collection, horse, India, lute, music, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: Sultan Murad and Sultan Danyal on a Picnic; verso: calligraphic panel containing verses from the Gulistan by Sa'di.
Border: The recto is set in gold and black rulings surrounded by an inner frame of gold floral scroll, a blue tendril scroll and a gold- red outer frame, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard. The verso is set in gold, blue and white rulings in a border of gold floral scroll, a dark blue gold-sprinkled inner frame, and a gold outer frame mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Marking(s)

stamps: front: blue-edged, 315; text: page from preface to Sa`di's Gulistân (Furûghî edn., p. 32f).

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. 402, p. 333.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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