- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Detached album folio; left-hand half of a double-page composition; text: Persian and Arabic in black nasta'liq script; recto: Lady with two attendants; verso: panel of calligraphy, one column, six lines; signed by Muhammad Ibrahim.
Border: The recto is set in a frame of gold foliate and arabesque motifs mounted on a blue-colored paperboard with gold flowers. The verso is set in black rulings surrounded by a green border mounted on a blue- colored paperboard with colored flowers.
Verso: praise be to God, the bestower of images, and prayers upon his Prophet, dispatched to all mankind, and upon his family and companions. May He help us on the day of resurrection. This unique painted album is a regal pearl from the sea of calligraphy and depiction...The beauty of its figures is beyond the world of reality and imagination, and the beauty of its images is the symbol of manifestations of the world of archetypes...the poor Muhammad Ibrahim [A.H.] 1287 [A.D. 1869-70].
- 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. 428, p. 350.
- Rene Grousset. The Civilizations of the East. 4 vols., New York and London, 1931-1934. p. 366, fig. 226.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum