Female Musician with a Vina and Two Deer
Later Mughal period
Object Place: Northern India
34.9 x 23.9 cm (13 3/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Not On View
Small Persian inscription above deer on the left reads "Raqm Ali Reza Abbasi" or "Written by Ali Reza Abbasi."
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)
 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).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund