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Kneeling Angel with Cup and Bottle

Type
Folio
Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Shah Quli
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, mid-16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 19.3 x 10.8 cm (7 5/8 x 4 1/4 in)
Geography
Turkey, Probably Istanbul
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1933.6
Label
Referred to as peri winged celestial creatures are among some of the most popular subjects in sixteenth-century Ottoman and Persian drawings and paintings. The exquisitely rendered composition typifies a distinct style of Ottoman drawing that combines sweeping, calligraphic lines with soft, feathery strokes, as is evident in the minute designs on the figure's robe, cup, and bottle. Light washes of color add a sense of volume and texture to the form of this heavenly being.

E. Beghian. [1]

To 1933
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [2]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [3]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

Former owner
E. Beghian (1910? - 1950?)
Hagop Kevorkian (1872 - 1962)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Keyword(s)
angel, illumination, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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