Girl Reading

Persian
Safavid
about 1570
Probably by Mirza Ali (Persian)


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

W: 23 x L: 34.3 cm (9 1/16 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.593

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Poetry signed by Shah Mahmud Nishapuri and Salim. See file. On reverse: poetry.

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 Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution