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Artist: Riza Abbasi (ca. 1565-1635)
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, ca. 1600
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 10.2 x 9.3 cm (4 x 3 11/16 in)
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Drawing

Album leaf with drawing

Iran, reading, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), youth
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Eugen Mittwoch. Zeichnungen von Riza Abbasi. Munich. .
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Mme. Maria Sarre. Katalog der Austellung im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut. Frankfurt am Main. cat. 314.
  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 873.
  • , Massumeh Farhad, J.M. Rogers, Marianna Shreve Simpson. Persian Masters: Five Centuries of Paintings. Bombay. .
  • Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. Exh. cat. London. cat. 668.
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Miniaturmalerei im Islamischen Orient. Die Kunst des Ostens Berlin. pl. 84.
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vols. 3, 5: pp. 1884, 1885, pl. 924.
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Eine Austellung Islamischer Buchkunst im Berliner Kunstgewerbe Museum. vol. 8, 1909-1910. vol. 8: pp. 322, 325.
  • Josef von Karabacek. Zur Orientalischen Altertumskunde. Akademie der Wissenschaften.; Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; Sitzungsberichte 7 vols., Vienna, 1907-1917. .
  • Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker. Kunstlerlexikon. 37 vols., Leipzig, 1907-1950. vol. 27.
  • The Encyclopedia of World Art. 17 vols., New York, 1959-1968. vol. 12, pl. 12.
  • Sheila R. Canby. The Life and Work of the Painter Riza. Cambridge, Massachusetts. .
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Ausstellung Islamischer Buchkunst. vol. 31 Berlin. cat. 154.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. .
  • Laura Schnieder. Landscape in Islamic Art. vol. 7, no. 3, March 1967. pp. 9-16, fig. 2.
  • Isa Behnam. Dar bare-ye Riza-ye 'Abbasi. vol. 1, no. 3, Spring 1957. pp. 17-22.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre. Riza Abbasi ein persischer Miniaturmaler. vol. 9 Berlin. pp. 45-53.
  • Philipp Walter Schulz. Die Wahrheit uber Riza Abbasi, den Maler. vol. 28. pp. 73-82.
  • Norah M. Titley. Persian Miniature Painting and its Influence on the Art of Turkey and India: The British Library Collections. London. p. 115.
  • Eric Schroeder. Persian Miniatures in the Fogg Museum of Art. Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 116-134.
  • J.M. Rogers. Islamic Art and Design, 1500-1700. Exh. cat. London. p. 121, fig. 16.
  • Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. cat. 378, pp. 156-158.
  • Ernst Kuhnel. Han 'Alan und die diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Gahangir und Schah' Abbas. vol. 96 Leipzig. pp. 171-186, figs. 1, 7.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre. Persisch-Islamische Kunst. vol. 2, Berlin. pp. 176-179.
  • Sheila R. Canby, Azimuth Editions. The Rebellious Reformer: The Drawings and Paintings of Riza-yi Abbas of Isfahan. London. cat. 36, pp. 184, 69-73.
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Eugen Mittwoch. Zu Josef von Karabacek's "Riza-i Abbasi". vol. 2. pp. 196-203.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. p. 198.
  • A.M. Kevorkian. Les Jardins du Desir: Sept Siecles de Peinture Persane. Paris. pp. 256-257.
  • F. Taeschner. Darstellungen aus "Leila und Maschnun" unter den Zeichnungen Riza Abbasis. vol. 11. pp. 266-267.
  • Fereshteh Daftari. The Influence of "Persian Art" on Gauguin, Matisse, and Kandinsky. Ann Arbor. p. 275.
  • Abolala Soudavar, Milo Cleveland Beach. Art of the Persian Courts: Selections from the Art and History Trust Collection. New York. p. 299.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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