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Prince and Groom

Object Name:
Illustrated single work
Date:
mid-16th century style
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
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
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    George D. Pratt, New York (by 1933–d. 1935); Vera Amherst Hale Pratt, New York (subject to life interest from 1935; released in 1945)

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