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A standing youth in a striped coat

Reza Abbasi, Iranian, b. 16th century

Creation date: ca. 1610
Creation place: Iran

Other Information

Type: Manuscript Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd
Accession Number: 1971.66
Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. x 3 3/8 in. (19.05 cm x 8.57 cm)


Sven Gahlin, London, England ( - July 11, 1968)

Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California (July 11, 1968 - August 27, 1990)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (August 27, 1990 - )

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Gallery 11 Label June 2014

A standing youth in a striped coat
Iran, 17th century
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
The willowy young man shown here, standing in a coy pose and holding a jug of wine, represents the height of courtly beauty and fashion in Iran in the 1600s. Paintings of handsome subjects such as this would have been placed in albums along with drawings and samples of calligraphy. The subject and style of this painting were popularized by the artist Riza Abbasi, and his works were so well-known that many copies were made. The signature indicates that this painting was made by him or one of his many followers.
Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd, 1971.66
Last Updated: 9/5/2017


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Islamic Art from the Edwin Binney Collection Phoenix Art Museum , 3/18/1977 - 5/1/1977

Persian Art , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014

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