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Islamic, Persian Painting Collection to AMSG

Title:
Islamic, Persian Painting Collection to AMSG
Date:
January, 1986
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," February 1986, p. 1
Summary:
"A fortuitious meeting between a relative of a [Arthur M.] Sackler Gallery staff member [Laure Lowry, mother of Glenn Lowry, curator of Near Eastern art] and a private collector led to the discovery and the Smithsonian's purchase ... of the finest collection of Islamic and Persian paintings and manuscripts still existing in private hands." The collection, assembled between 1900 and 1943 by Henri Vever, a prominent jeweler in Paris, is a comprehensive survey of the art of the Persian book
Topics:
Art museums, Art, Islamic, Art--Collectors and collecting, Museums--Acquisitions
Subject:
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!1973~!0#focus

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