Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Jarring Sects

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.32
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
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) The Jarring Sects
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: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (32.0 x 24.8 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.32
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
center right in pencil: V.upper right in pencil: 62/And lately, by the Tavern Dooragape,/Came shining through the Dusk an Angel Shape/Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder;and/He bid me taste of it; and 'twas--the Grape!/63/The Grape that can with Logicabsolute/The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute:/The sovereign Alchemist that in atrice/Life's leaden metal into Gold transmute:mount upper left in pencil: Ho15/Sopu/Caldomount lower center in ink and pencil: No 5 (crossed out)mount lowercenter in pencil: fatto
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.32.tif