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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 Suicide
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, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (45.1 x 33.9 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in pencil: V.center in pencil: 50/Why, if the Soul can fling the Dustaside,/And naked on the Air of Heaven ride,/Wer't not a Shame-wer't not a Shame for him/Inthis clay carcase crippled to abide?/51/'Tis but a Tent where takes his one-day's rest/ASultan to the realm of Death addrest;/The Sultan rises, and the dark Ferrásh/Strikes, andprepares it for another Guest.mount upper right in pencil: Caldo No 3-
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.26
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.1978.108.26
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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