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Prince and Lady under Flowering Branch

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Inscribed in Persian on back of reverse: "work of the Masters of Cathay [China]" Calligraphic and illuminated specimens on obverse by Sultan Muhammad Nur, Hashim Mudhahhib, Mahmud al-Mudhahhib and Mawlana Yari al-Mudhahhib.


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).

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Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

Page from an album made for Prince Bahram Mirza

Persian, Timurid, painting 1425–50; mounted in an album made in 1544–45

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31.4 x 23.2 cm (12 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Reverse with painting: Ink, gold, and color on silk, mounted on paper Obverse with calligraphic specimens: Ink, gold, and color on paper




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