Skip to main content

The National Portrait Gallery remains temporarily closed. To view the status of the Smithsonian’s other museums and the Zoo, visit: si.edu/museums

Folio from an unidentified text; A ruler in a garden pavilion surrounded by courtiers and attendants

Folio from an unidentified text; A ruler in a garden pavilion surrounded by courtiers and attendants
Usage Conditions Apply
Date
circa 1580
Period
Safavid period
Type
Manuscript
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 47.8 x 33.2 cm (18 13/16 x 13 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
S1986.229
Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854-1942)
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To 1909
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), Paris, France. [1]
From 1909 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Léonce Rosenberg, Paris, France on December 21, 1909. [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] See 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. 406. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 229.
[2] See note 1.
[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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Shiraz, Iran