Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Ungainly Pot

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.46
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 Ungainly Pot
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: 13 1/2 x 10 5/8 in. (34.2 x 26.9 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.46
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
upper right in pencil: 84/Said one among them--"Surely not in vain/"My substance of thecommon Earth was ta'en/"And to this Figure moulded, to be broke,/"Or trampled back toshapeless Earth again."/85/Then said a Second--"Ne'er a peevish Boy/"Would break the Bowlfrom which he drank in joy;/"And He that with his hand the Vessel made/"Will surely not inafter Wrath destroy."/86/After a momentary silence spake/Some Vessel of a more ungainlyMake;/"They sneer at me for leaning all awry:/"What! did the Hand then of the Pottershake?"mount lower right in pencil: No 2-Freddo
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.46.tif