Drawings from India and Iran Exhibited at Freer

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The exhibition "The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India" is on display at the Freer Gallery of Art. It includes 82 drawings on paper, which date from 1400 to 1800. Most of the Iranian pieces were made by court painters of the Safavid Period. The Indian pieces belong to the Mughal, Deccani, and Rajput schools.


  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India (Exhibition) (Nov. 1978-April 1979: Freer Gallery of Art)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


"Freer Drawings from Iran, India." The Smithsonian Torch (November 1978): 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


November 1978 - April 3, 1979


  • Art, Mogul
  • Art
  • Painters
  • Art museums
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Painting
  • Art objects
  • Art, Islamic
  • Indian art
  • Art, Iranian


  • Iran
  • Mogul Empire
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • India

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