Detail View: The AMICA Library: (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Omar's Tomb

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.49
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) Omar's Tomb
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 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (34.8 x 26.9 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.49
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
lower right in chalk: V.center left in pencil: 91/Ah, with the Grape my fading Lifeprovide,/And wash the Body whence the Life has died,/And lay me, shrouded in the livingLeaf,/By some not unfrequented Garden-side./92/That ev'n my buried Ashes such a snare/OfVintage shall fling up into the Air/As not a True-believer passing by/But shall beovertaken unaware.
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.49.tif