The number "1453" in white ink on recto in what may be the hand of Antoin Sevruguin. The number has been scratched out, as has the same number in the same location on the the gelatin silver print of the image located in the Myron Bement Smith collection of Antoin Sevruguin photographs in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
A gelatin silver print of this image is in the Myron Bement Smith collection of Antoin Sevruguin photographs located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. The print's reference number is FSA A.4 2.12.Up.65 and was a gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985. The number "1453" is scratched out in the same location as the gelatin silver print in the Nelson collection.
This image is also attributed to Antoin Sevruguin in "Antoin Sevruguin's Iran" published in 1999 by Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn & Co (Netherlands) and Zaman Publishers (Iran) and appears on page 40. The print has been given a Sevruguin reference number of "1453" and has a museum number of "3198".
There is a postcard of this image in the Nelson collection and it is titled "Derviche" on recto.