An Elegant Man Seated under a Willow Tree

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Inscription by tree says "Raqm Agha Riza Murid Bakhlas," identifying the artist as Aqa Riza

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