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An Elegant Man Seated under a Willow Tree

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Inscription

Inscription on front at top, identifying artist.

Provenance

By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: [1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, 1600–05

  • Attributed to Aqa Riza, Persian, active in India about 1580–1620
Object Place

possibly Lahore, Northern India or Pakistan

Dimensions

14.7 x 8.2 cm (5 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.609

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings