Prince holding a flower

Detached album folio; single-page miniature; Prince holding a flower.
Border: The painting is set in black rulings surrounded by a gold floral scroll, mounted on paperboard.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1740
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 18.1 x 11.8 cm (7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
India, Rajasthan state
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.433
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio with painting

Keywords
flower, Henri Vever collection, India, prince, sword, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1932
Albert Besnard, 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] 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. 411.

[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), p. 326, no. 385.

[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)

Albert Besnard
Henri Vever 1854-1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached album folio; single-page miniature; Prince holding a flower.
Border: The painting is set in black rulings surrounded by a gold floral scroll, mounted on 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. 385, p. 326.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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