Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Whence and Whither?

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.16
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Drawings and Watercolors
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) Whence and Whither?
Title Type: 
Title
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
1883-1884
Creation Start Date: 
1883
Creation End Date: 
1884
Materials and Techniques: 
chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 
sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.5 x 34.2 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.16
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
lower right in ink: V.center right in pencil: 29/Into this Universe, and Why(italicized) not knowing,/Nor Whence, (italicized) like Water willy-nilly flowing;/And outof it, as Wind along the Waste,/I know not Whither, (italicized) willy-nilly blowing./30/What, without asking, hither hurried Whence (italicized)?/And, without asking, Whither(italicized) hurried hence!/Oh, many a Cup of this forbidden Wine/Must drown the memory ofthat insolence!mount upper left in pencil: T" isra No 4 Frreddo
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.16.tif