Lot 13
  • 13

Jeune femme turque à la rose : miniature ottomane montée en page d'album, attribuée à Vali Jan, Turquie, art ottoman, période du Sultan Murad III (1574-1595)

18,000 - 20,000 EUR
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  • attribuée à Vali Jan
  • dessin à la plume rehaussé
dessin à la plume rehaussé, une femme vêtue d'un long manteau à brandebourgs doublé de fourrure et d'un petit chapeau, elle tient une rose blanche à la main, encadré d'une bordure formée par des cartouches inscrits en nasta'liq et d'un décor de fleurs et d'entrelacs 

Catalogue Note

Stylistically this fine miniature relates closely to a small group. One exhibited in the Harem exhibition is in the Topkapi Palace Museum (2135.26a ; Alev Taskin (ed.), The Imperial Harem. House of the Sultan, Istanbul, 2012, pp. 108-109, no.20), another was in the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection and two have come through the salerooms - one sold at Sotheby's London, 13 October 1989, lot 57 and another more recently at Christie's, 10 October 2013, lot 43.

The Binney miniature was previously in the collections of F.R. Martin, Sevadjian and Jean Pozzi. When first published by Martin, he saw it as Timurid, mid 15th century and attributed it to the painter 'Véli-Djan' (F.R. Martin, The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia, India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th Century, vol.I, London, 1912, p. 32, fig.19). Ivan Stchoukine wrote that Vali Jan, whilst originally from Tabriz and a student of the Safavid master Siyavush Beg, was transferred to the Imperial ateliers in Constantinople (I. Stchoukine, La Peinture turque, vol.I, Paris, 1966, p. 34). Meredith-Owens also talks of Vali Jan, mentioning that he produced slightly coloured drawings of huris, or maidens of the Islamic paradise (G.M. Meredith-Owens, Turkish Miniatures, London, 1963, p. 20).