Folio from a Hubanname (the Book of the fair) by Fazil-i Enderuni (d. 1810); verso: Man dressed in European costume; recto: text, Describing the qualities of the people of Rum

Detached folio from a Hubanname (The book of the fair) by Fazyl bin Tahil Enderuni; Turkish in black nasta’liq script with red heading in Persian; recto: text: Describing the qualities of the people of Rum, two columns, twelve lines; verso: illustration and text: Man dressed in European costume, two columns, five lines.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Author: Huseyin Fazil Beg (ca. 1757-1810)
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, circa 1780
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 17.5 x 7.7 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
Turkey, Istanbul
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1999.126
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
foreigner, man, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

English collection [1]

To 1999
Spink & Son Ltd., London, to 1999

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Spink & Son Ltd.

Description

Detached folio from a Hubanname (The book of the fair) by Fazyl bin Tahil Enderuni; Turkish in black nasta'liq script with red heading in Persian; recto: text: Describing the qualities of the people of Rum, two columns, twelve lines; verso: illustration and text: Man dressed in European costume, two columns, five lines.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • The Eye of the Courtier: Indian and Islamic Works of Art. Exh. cat. London. cat. 60.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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