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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Folio 23 from an Album of Drawings and Paintings: Three sheets: bird and flower designs for a penbox; polylobed cartouche enclosing couple (recto); Blank page (verso)
Work Type
album folio
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Left: Brown ink over graphite on off-white modern laid paper; pricked and verso rubbed with red chalk and charcoal; Middle: red ink on off-white modern laid paper; pricked; Right: red ink on off-white modern laid paper (recto)
Folio: 32.5 x 22 cm
Recto: sheet at left: 24.8 x 4 cm; sheet at middle: 14.7 x 8.6 cm; sheet at right: 24.7 x 3.8 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Recto: sheet at left: watermark: eagle and horse in shield and letters GM (partial)
  • watermark: Recto: sheet at center: watermark: shield (partial)
  • watermark: Recto: sheet at right: watermark: eagle and horse in shield and letters GM (partial)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
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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), pp. 35-36, fig.1; pp. 38, 55-56, fig. 1; pp. 81, 87, 93, 96-97, ill.; p. 112; folios 23a-b

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