folio 42, recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Folio 42 from an Album of Artists' Drawings from Qajar Iran: Virgin and Child with attendants (recto); Three sheets framed by colored paper borders: bust-length portrait of men and women (verso)
Work Type
album folio
Qajar period
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black counterproof on off-white laid paper (recto); Colored inks and watercolor over black chalk on three sheets of off-white wove paper, mounted together (verso)
Folio: 32.5 x 22 cm
Recto: sheet: 15.7 x 10.7 cm
Verso: yellow border: 13.5 x 10.5 cm; red border: 12.7 x 9.5 cm; blue border: 11.5 x 8.6 cm; center area: 10.5 x 7.2 cm
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. 27, fig. 20; pp. 35, 37, 65, 114; folios 42a-b

David Roxburgh and Mary McWilliams, ed., Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2017), pp. 43-45, fig. 34; pp. 136-137, cat. 14

Exhibition History

Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/26/2017 - 01/07/2018

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