Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sketchbook, dated 1946
Lot 329
Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91) Sketchbook, dated 1946
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 40,126) inc. premium

Lot Details
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Fahrelnissa Zeid (Turkish, 1901-91)
Sketchbook, dated 1946
comprising 62 mixed media works on paper, some pages with the artist's inscriptions including the opening page with: "Fahrelnissa Zeid. 1946", beige embossed cover
27.6 x 21.5 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: UK private collection; acquired directly from the artist in the mid 1970s.

    Subjects include self-portraits; the artist's niece and ceramicist, Fureya Koral; her son, Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid; her sister and fellow artist, Aliye Berger; her sister, Hakiye Koral; her brother Suat Kabaagac; the writer Maurice Collis; seascapes from Beykoz near Istanbul; and Pierre Larock, o-owner of Galerie Larock-Granoff, Paris.

    The inscription in Arabic script comprises verses in Ottoman Turkish and mentions the name of the Arab poet Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadhani (AD 969 - 1007), famous for al-Maqamat.

    In March 1946, Fahrelnissa and Prince Zeid moved to London. In May of that same year, Fahrelnissa held an exhibition in Istanbul and then spent the summer in Beykoz.
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