School scene

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Previous custodian or owner
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Georges Demotte (1877 - 1923)
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To 1912
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]
From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on November 30, 1912. [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. 232.
[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.
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Period
Safavid period
Accession Number
S1986.221
Artist
signed by Sayyid Ali
Patron
Shah Tahmasp (1524 - 1576)
Topic
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
writing
reading
mosque
cooking
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
school
student
Henri Vever collection
teacher
muezzin
punishment
WWII-era provenance
Origin
Tabriz, Iran
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 37.2 x 23.9 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Album
Painting