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Tomb of Persian Poet Hafez (Hafiz) in Shiraz

Antoin Sevruguin1880/1930

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer and Sackler Galleries

CREATOR:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
SUBJECT:
Sevruguin, Antoin -1933
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Islamic Archives
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 24 cm. x 18 cm
TYPE:
Gelatin silver prints
Photographic prints
PLACE:
Asia
Iran
Shīrāz (Iran)
DATE:
1880s-1930
NOTES:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSG curatorial research specialist.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, although his family studio continued for some time as a commercial enterprise.
SUMMARY:
- On recto of the print, handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "832."
- On recto of the print, scratched handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "---(?)."
- On verso of the print (lower left corner), original stamp, in French and Persian, reads, "Photographie Sevruguin."
- On verso of the print, Myron Bement Smith caption in English reads, "Persia; Fars; Shiraz, Tomb of Hafiz; 2 men sitting on carved stones graves?"
CITE AS:
Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985
TOPIC:
Architecture
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
LOCAL NUMBER:
FSA A.4 2.12.Sm.71
RESTRICTIONS:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
SEE MORE ITEMS IN:
Myron Bement Smith collection 1899-1962
Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs
DATA SOURCE:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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  • Title: Tomb of Persian Poet Hafez (Hafiz) in Shiraz
  • Creator: Antoin Sevruguin, Myron Bement Smith
  • Date Created: 1880/1930

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