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Asian Art
Artist: Mu’in Musavvir, 1617–1697

White-Eared Bulbul Perched on a Pink Rock

ca. 1676–80

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

without mounting: 7 11/16 × 4 5/16 in. (19.5 × 10.9 cm) with mounting: 14 1/4 × 9 15/16 in. (36.2 × 25.3 cm)
The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald
2001.138.9
Like his teacher Riza Abbasi, Mu’in Musavvir worked for both the court and private individuals. He was one of the most prolific artists of the late seventeenth century and one of the few who frequently signed his works; the signature at the lower left shows his typical awkward calligraphy.
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Iranian, Islamic
Period: 
Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Collection Sevadjian, Paris, Sale November 1960; Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, Boston, Mass. to 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.