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Manoucher Yektai
B.1922
AMERICAN
PORTRAIT OF MRS. HOMA VAKIL MANSOUR
signed and dated Yektai '62
oil on canvas
100 by 100cm.; 39 3/8 by 39 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's mother in 1963

Catalogue Note

Sotheby's is delighted to offer a rare and early portrait by American/ Iranian artist Manoucher Yektai. The portrait in question is of Ms. Homa Vakil Mansour who was the wife of the Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations from 1959 to 1971 and Ambassador to the Vatican from 1971 to 1977. It is during the couple's time in the USA in the late 1950s that they befriended the artist who in 1962 convinced Mrs. Vakil to pose for him in his studio. This portrait is one of the earliest by the artist to appear at auction. 

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