Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Loquacious Vessels

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.47
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 Loquacious Vessels
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 3/8 x 10 5/8 in. (34.1 x 26.9 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.47
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
lower right in pencil: V.upper left in pencil: 87/Whereat someone of the loquaciousLot--/I think a Súfi pipkin--waxing hot--/"All this of Pot and Potter--Tell me then,/"Whomakes-Who sells-Who buys-Who is/the Pot?"/88/"Why," said another, "Some there are whotell/"Of one who threatens he will toss to Hell/"The luckless Pots he marr'd in making-Pish!/"He's a Good Fellow, and 'twill all be well."/89/"Well," murmur'd one "Let whoso(sic) make or buy,/"My Clay with long Oblivion is gone dry:/"But fill me with the oldfamiliar Juice,/"Methinks I might recover by and by."
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.47.tif