Young Man In A Blue Cloak
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1936.27
People
Aqa Riza (Riza ‘Abbasi), Persian ( c. 1560-70 - 1635)
Title
Young Man in a Blue Cloak
Classification
Albums
Work Type
album folio
Date
c. 1587
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Qazvin
Period
Safavid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
image: 17.6 x 7.3 cm (6 15/16 x 2 7/8 in.)
Provenance
F. R. Martin. Sarah C. Sears collection, Boston, MA, (by 1935). Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley, (by 1936), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Sarah C. Sears Collection
Accession Year
1936
Object Number
1936.27
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Eric Schroeder, Persian Miniatures in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1942), page 116-134/figure 21

Basil Gray, La Peinture Persane, Skira (Geneve, 1961), p. 137

Anthony Welch, Shah 'Abbas & The Arts of Isfahan, exh. cat., Asia Society (New York, NY, 1973), page 28, 64/figure 6

Anthony Welch, Artists for the Shah: Late Sixteenth-Century Painting at the Imperial Court of Iran, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT, 1976), plate 6

Basil Gray, Persian Painting, Skira (New York, NY, 1977), page 161

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), page 82-83/figure 29

Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250 - 1800 (New Haven, CT, 1994), 179, fig.222

Dr. Sheila R. Canby, The Rebellious Reformer: The Drawings and Paintings of Riza-yi Abbasi of Isfahan, Azimuth Editions Ltd. (London, England, 1996), Page 26 & 179/Figure 1

Oleg Grabar, Mostly Miniatures: An Introducation to Persian Painting, Princeton University Press (Princeton, 2000), p 76/fig 37

Giovanni Curatola and Gianroberto Scarcia, Iran L'art Persiana, Jaca (Milan, 2003), p 215, fig. 170

David Roxburgh, The Persian Album, 1400 - 1600: from Dispersal to Collection, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2005), p 324/ fig 173

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 83

Exhibition History

Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981

Portraiture in Iran and India, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/09/1983 - 02/01/1984

In Detail: Looking at Persian, Turkish and Indian Pictures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/11/1995 - 01/21/1996

Sewn Together With Peace of Mind, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/29/1997 - 06/08/1997

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted