Sufi riding a leopard from a Bustan (Orchard) by Sa'di (1291)

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Former owner
Henri Vever (1854 - 1942)
Arsène Aftandil
Francois Mautin (French, born 1907)
Provenance
To 1912
Arsène Aftandil. [1]
From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Arsène Aftandil on June 22, 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, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 399. 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, D.C.: 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.
Topic
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)
Bustan
Iran
Arts of the Islamic World
Henri Vever collection
WWII-era provenance
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Rights
Copyright with museum
Calligrapher
Ahmad al-Husayni al-Mashhadi
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 26.9 x 17.6 cm (10 9/16 x 6 15/16 in)
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Origin
Iran
1525 (931 A.H.)
Period
Safavid period
Type
Manuscript
Accession Number
S1986.36