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Folio from the Bellini Album

Object Name:
Non-illustrated album leaf
ca. 1600
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
10.5 in. high 8.87 in. wide (26.7 cm high 22.5 cm wide)
Credit Line:
Louis V. Bell Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
Not on view
[ Art market, Istanbul, before 1912; sold to Martin]; F. R. Martin, Stockholm (in 1912); Hagop Kevorkian, New York (unti d. 1962; his estate sale, Sotheby's, London,December 6, 1967, no. 213, to MMA)
New York. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. "Cut Paper," February 12, 1985–May 12, 1985.

Martin, F. R. The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia, India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th century. vol. 1. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1912. pp. 59-60, ill. pl. 269 (b/w).

"The Property of the Kevorkian Foundation, December 6, 1967." In Highly Important Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, New York, 1967. no. 213, p. 75.

Roxburgh, David J. "Disorderly Conduct?: F.R. Martin and the Bahram Mirza Album." Muqarnas vol. 15 (1998). p. 54, D. Roxburgh discusses the Bahram Mirza Album, parts of which were identified as Bellini Album by F.R. Martin in his discussion of the album in 1912. (This remark refers to the general references).

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