Reclining Courtier Artist, style of: Riza Abbasi (Iranian, ca. 1565–1635)

early 17th century

Asian Art

A leading painter in Isfahan in the early seventeenth century, Riza Abbasi specialized in producing single sheets showing languorous youths or amorous couples, which were meant for inclusion in albums assembled by collectors.


Opaque watercolor and gold on paper


image: 6 3/16 × 4 1/8 in. (15.7 × 10.5 cm)
framed: 19 1/4 × 14 1/4 in. (48.9 × 36.2 cm)
sheet: 13 3/8 × 8 7/16 in. (33.97 × 21.43 cm)

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Gift of Mary Burns Foss

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Safavid dynasty (1501–1722)


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Mary Burns Foss (Mrs. Wilson P. Foss Jr.) (1896–1987); gift in 1983 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Kishwar Rizvi, "Islamic Art at the Yale University Art Gallery," Arts of Asia (March–April 2018), 103, fig. 20
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human figures (visual works)

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