Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Fates Gathering in the Stars

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.37
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 Fates Gathering in the Stars
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 3/8 in. (44.4 x 34.1 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.37
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
lower right in chalk and ink: V.center left in pencil: 72/We are no other than amoving row/Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go/Round with this Sun-illumin'd Lanternheld/In Midnight by the Master of the Show;/73/Impotent Pieces of the Game He plays/Uponthis Chequer-board of Nights and Days;/Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays,/And one by one back in the Closet lays./74/The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes,/But Right or Left as strikes the Player goes;/And He that toss'd you down into the Field,/He knows about it all--HE knows--HE knows!
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.37.tif