A White Bird

Persian
Safavid
February–March, 1689
Artist Mu'in Musavvir (Persian, 1617–1701)


Object Place: Isfahan, Iran

Dimensions

18 x 11.8 cm (7 1/16 x 4 5/8 in.) painted area without surrounding border

Accession Number

14.635

Medium or Technique

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Inscribed in Persian: Jumada 1, 1100 [February-March, 1689], Mu'in Musavvir designed it.

Signed

Mu'in Musavvir

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