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A prince and a dervish in a landscape

Creation date: 20th century
Creation place: Iran

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Type: Manuscript Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number: 2006.222
State/Province: Isfahan Province
Dimensions: 6 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in. (16.51 cm x 9.53 cm)


Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Beverly Hills, California (1996 - November 2, 2006)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 2, 2006 - )

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SASAPA December 2014
A prince and a dervish in a landscape
Iran, Isfahan; 20th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
As part of the early twentieth century Qajar revival of arts and crafts from the Safavid period (1501–1722), drawings like this were made in imitation of seventeenth century images, and they often included false signatures, such the inscription on this page claiming it was made by the famous artist Riza Abbasi. Though immediately recognizable as being later, this work captures the spirit and masterful drawing style of Riza’s courtly figures.
Gift of the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection, 2006.222
Last Updated: 6/19/2015


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Temple, Palace, Mosque: Southern Asian & Persian Art , 1/2/2010 - 2/1/2011

Persian Art , 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00

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