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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) Death's Review
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1883
Creation End Date: 1883
Creation Date: 1883
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.6 x 34.4 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in chalk and ink: V./1883upper left to center in pencil: 52/And fear notlest Existence closing your/Account, and mine, should know the like no more;/The EternalSaki from that Bowl has pour'd/Millions of Bubbles like us, and will pour./53/When You andI behind the Veil are past,/Oh but the long long while the World shall last,/Which of ourcoming and Departure heeds/As the Seven Seas should heed a pebble cast./54/A Moment's Halt-a momentary taste/Of Being from the Well amid the Waste--./And Lo!--the phantom caravanhas reach'd/The Nothing it set out from--Oh, make haste!mount upper right in pencil:Freddo HO (symbol)
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.27
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.1978.108.27
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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