- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Aqa Riza (Riza ‘Abbasi), Persian (c. 1560-70 - 1635)
- Nashmi the Archer
- Work Type
- Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Isfahan
- Safavid period
- Physical Descriptions
- Ink, color and gold on paper
- image: 19 x 10 cm (7 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Signed: Signed by Riza 'Abbasi, Signed Date: 25 February 1622
- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York, NY, (by 1960), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- Publication History
Detroit Institute of Arts, The Fourteenth Loan Exhibition: Mohammedan Decorate Arts, exh. cat. (Detroit, 1930)
The Emil Tabbagh Collection, auct. cat. (New York, January 3-4, 1936), lot 188, p. 97, repro.
Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present (1938), vol. III, p. 1888; vol. V, pl. 921A
Eric Schroeder, "Mrs. Rockefeller's Miniatures at the Fogg", The Connoisseur (August 1961), vol. 148, pp. 70-75, fig. 10
Ivan Stchoukine, Les peintures des manuscrits de Shah Abbas Ier à la fin des Safavis, P. Geuthner (Paris, 1964), pp. 125-126
Anthony Welch, Shah 'Abbas and the Arts of Isfahan, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1973), page 29/figure 12
Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, A Survey of Persian Art From Prehistoric Times to the Present, Soroush Press (Tehran, Iran, 1977), page 921
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 10, 52, 88-89, no. 32, ill.
[Reproduction only], [Exhibition opening listing with images], Harvard University Gazette, (February 1981).
Hasan Javadi, Satire in Persian Literature, Farleigh Dickinson University Press (Rutherford, 1988), Pg. 90
Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250 - 1800 (New Haven, CT, 1994), 179, fig. 223
Dr. Sheila R. Canby, The Rebellious Reformer: The Drawings and Paintings of Riza-yi Abbasi of Isfahan, Azimuth Editions Ltd. (London, England, 1996), Page 177 & 200/Figure 126
Massumeh Farhad, "Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler", Oriental Art, Oriental Art Magazine (Singapore, 1997), vol. XLIII, no. 3, page 46/figure 10
Robert Hillenbrand, Islamic Art and Architecture, Thames & Hudson (London, England, 1999), page 245/figure 190
Oleg Grabar, Mostly Miniatures: An Introducation to Persian Painting, Princeton University Press (Princeton, 2000), p 77/fig 38
James J. Reid, Studies in Safavid Mind, Society and Culture, Mazda Publishers (Costa Mesa CA, 2000), p. 374-375, plate 4.
Giovanni Curatola and Gianroberto Scarcia, Iran L'art Persiana, Jaca (Milan, 2003), p 215, fig. 171
Yvonne Tan, "Strolling Through Isfahan: Seventeenth Century Paintings from Safavid Iran", The Asian Art Newspaper, ed. Sarah Callaghan, Sarah Callaghan (London, 2010), Vol. 13, Issue 6, p.13-14, article p. 13-14, image p. 13
Kristyna Rendlova, Portrait of Ḥakīm Shifā’ī from the Collections of the National Gallery in Prague in the Context of the Work of Riẓā-yi Abbāsī, his Workshop and Epigons, Bulletin of the National Gallery in Prague, National Gallery in Prague (Prague, 2015), vol. XXV, pp. 70-83, pp. 75-77, fig. 5
Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, and Kent Severson, Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture & Art from Doris Duke's Shangri La, Newport Restoration Foundation (Newport, 2016), p. 61, ill.
- 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
The Ottomans and their Contemporaries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/21/1992 - 05/17/1992
Sewn Together With Peace of Mind, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/29/1997 - 06/08/1997
Re-View: S231 (Islamic rotation: 4) Strolling Through Isfahan: Seventeenth-Century Paintings From Safavid Iran, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/08/2010 - 06/13/2010
32Q: 2550 Islamic, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/02/2016 - 04/26/2017
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