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Creator Name: Vedder, Elihu
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1836 USA-1923 Italy
Creator Name-CRT: Elihu Vedder
Title: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Long Rest
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1883
Creation End Date: 1884
Creation Date: 1883-1884
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: chalk and pencil on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 12 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (32.3 x 24.3 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in chalk: V.upper right in pencil: 22/For some we loved, the loveliestand the best/That from his Vintage rolling Time has prest,/Have drunk their Cup a Round ortwo before,/And one by one crept silently to rest./23/And we, that now make merry in theRoom/They left, and Summer dresses in new bloom,/Ourselves must we beneath the Couch ofEarth/Descend-ourselves to make a Couch-for whom?/24/Ah, make the most of what we yet mayspend,/Before we too into the Dust descend;/Dust into Dust, and under Dust, to lie,/SansWine, sans Song, Sans Singer, and-sans End!mount upper left in pencil: Caldomountupper right in pencil Sopro No 5mount lower center in ink: No = 5
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.14
Credit Line: Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
AMICA ID: SAAM.1978.108.14
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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