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Prince and Groom

Object Name:
Illustrated single work
Date:
mid-16th century style
Geography:
Attributed to Iran
Medium:
Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) W. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
Accession Number:
45.174.26
Not on view
This drawing is most likely an early 20th–century work in the style of the mid-16th century. The tree at the upper right is atypical of the period; the Safavid taj is out of keeping with the Qazvin–style face of the horseman; the bit of the horse is also atypical of 16th–century Safavid horse furniture. Figures lacking mouths like the groom at the right appear in modern drawings, paintings and lacquerware produced in the Safavid style. Even the regularity of the dappling of the horse points to a modern date.
George D. Pratt, New York (by 1933–d. 1935); Vera Amherst Hale Pratt, New York (life interest 1935–45)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Persian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 13, 1989–December 31, 1989, no. 16.

Swietochowski, Marie, and Sussan Babaie. Persian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 16, pp. 42-43, ill. pl. 16 (b/w).



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