LEFT SIDE OF A DOUBLE-PAGE ALBUM FOLIO: OUTSIDE A ROYAL ENCAMPMENT (RECTO) AND CALLIGRAPHY, PERSIAN VERSES (VERSO)

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Sultan Husayn Bayqara 1470–1506

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DESCRIPTION

Left side of a double-page album folio: Outside a Royal Encampment (recto) and Calligraphy, Persian Verses (verso)
c. 1485

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style of Bihzad
(Iranian, active 1470–1506)

Afghanistan or Iran, Timurid period

(1370–1501)
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1944.490

DID YOU KNOW?

Intoxicated, a man in blue at the lower right has fallen.

DESCRIPTION

The painting is the left side of a double composition; at the upper left are musicians who provide ambient entertainment. A cook prepares meat over a brazier, while a servant brings kebab on a shallow bowl. The unfinished state of this painting reveals the artist's process of creating underdrawings that are filled with color. The verso has an example of calligraphy.

PROVENANCE

?-1944
Purchased from Philip Hofer by Edward L. Whittemore Endowment Fund

1944-
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

CITATIONS

Martin, F. R. The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia, India and Turkey, from the 8th to the 18th Century. London: B. Quaritch, 1912. Mentioned: Vol. I, p. 43; Reproduced: Vol. II pl. 68.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Maurice Sven Dimand. A Guide to an Exhibition of Islamic Miniature Painting and Book Illumination. [Portland, Me.]: [The Southworth Press], 1933. Reproduced: P. 31, fig. 19 libmma.contentdm.oclc.org

Hollis, Howard. "Three Iranian Miniatures." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 32, no. 4 (1945): 35-41. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 35 www.jstor.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 723 archive.org

Grube, Ernst J. Muslim Miniature Paintings from the XIII to XIX Century from Collections in the United States and Canada. Catalogue of the Exhibition. Venezia: N. Pozza, 1962. Reproduced: cat. no. 53

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1966. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1966. Reproduced: p. 222 archive.org

Grube, Ernst J, and Pierpont Morgan Library. The Classical Style in Islamic Painting : The Early School of Herat and Its Impact on Islamic Painting of the Later 15th, the 16th and 17th Centuries : Some Examples in American Collections. Place of publication not identified: Edizioni Oriens, 1968. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 191, No. 37
The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 222 archive.org

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 279 archive.org

EXHIBITION HISTORY

International Exhibition of Persian Art. Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (January 7-February 28, 1931). [Lent by Philip Hofer, New York]

Islamic Miniature Painting and Book Illumination. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (October 9, 1933-January 7, 1934).

Islamic and Indian Miniature Paintings and Manuscripts. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (December 15, 1955-February 19, 1956).

Exhibition of Persian Art. Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente, Rome, Italy (May-October 1956).

7000 Ans d'art en Iran. Petit Palais, Paris, France (October-November 1961).

Muslim Miniature Paintings from American Collections. Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy; Asia House, New York, NY (September 1962-February 1963).

The Classical Style in Islamic Painting.... Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, NY (November 6, 1968-January 4, 1969).

Imperial Images in Persian Painting. The Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scotland (August 13-September 11, 1977).

Islamic Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 3, 1944-February 2, 1945).

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