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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Folio 36 from an Album of Drawings and Paintings: Four drawings; two designs for penboxes; head of a bearded man; seated dervish (recto); Blank page (verso)
Work Type
album folio
19th century
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Physical Descriptions

Left: black counterproof, brown ink and watercolor on off-white laid paper, pricked; Top middle: red and brown inks over graphite on off-white wove paper; Bottom middle: graphite and watercolor on off-white wove paper; Right: brown ink on off-white laid paper, pricked and partially and selectively rubbed with red chalk (recto)
Folio: 32.5 x 22 cm
Recto: sheet at left: 28 x 3 cm; sheet at top middle: 11.2 x 7 cm; sheet at bottom middle: 10 x 7 cm; sheet at right: 27.5 x 2.5 cm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: Recto: inscription (German): as transcribed by Sean Wehle: "Meister Najaf von einem Schüler gemacht/gemalt 1820"; alternate transcription by Mary McWilliams: "Maler Najaf von einem Schüler gemalt 1820"

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. 15-16, fig. 1; pp. 45-46, 60-61, 70, 113; folios 36a-b

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