folio 39, recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Folio 39 from an Album of Drawings and Paintings: Three sheets: women delousing children; women with European man; women with nursing child (recto); Fingernail drawing: child in classical garb (verso)
Work Type
album folio
19th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Top: red ink over graphite on off-white wove paper (recto); Top: black ink; Middle: red ink over graphite on off-white wove paper; Bottom: red ink over graphite on off-white wove paper (verso)
Folio: 32.5 x 22 cm
Recto: sheet at top: 6 x 5.6 cm; sheet at middle: 5.7 x 8.5 cm; sheet at bottom: 5.7 x 8.5 cm
Verso: sheet: 21.5 x 14 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Verso: inscription (German): "Mit dem Fingernagel gefurcht"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

David Roxburgh, ed., An Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), p. 28, fig. 21; pp. 41, 114; folios 39a-b

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