Lot n° 60
6000 - 8000
Jeune femme et jeune homme dans un paysage : Dessins montés sur des pages d'un même album, compilé vers 1808-9
Iran, follower of Mu'in Musavvir (d. ca. 1693), Safavid art, late 17th-early 18th century
Drawings in black ink and polychrome, heightened with gold, on paper mounted on the pages of an album with plum margins. The mention of the end of the album is inscribed in two parts at the bottom of each drawing: Jahat-e muraqqa' be etmam resid, mubarak bad (the finished muraqqa', may it be blessed); Ruz-e shanbe haftom-e shahr-e rabi' al-awal sana 1088 be etmam resid mibarak bad Saturday, 8 Rabi' I, 1088 AH./May 11, 1677 (Completed on May 10, 1677, may he be blessed). On the reverse, the owner's stamp, dated: 1225 AH /1808-9, the numbers 37 and 38 inscribed in pen and attributions to Mu'in Musavvir, in several places, of different periods.
Drawings: 18 x 10.5 cm; Page: 30 x 19.9 cm
These drawings are unsigned, and it is likely that they were made after the death of Mu'in Musavvir (d. circa 1693), by one of his followers, as are other known examples, bearing similar inscriptions and dates. These dated inscriptions, without signatures, and in the same style as those of Mu'in, seem to be taken up generically either by disciples or followers at the end of the artist's life or after his death, see pages of a scattered Shahnameh, all Safavid and "in the style" of Mu'in, some of which are preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2-014, 2-059, 5-240).
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