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

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.50
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) Spring
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 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. (44.8 x 34.1 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.50
Credit Line: 
Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Inscriptions: 
lower right in pencil: V.center in pencil: 93/Indeed the Idols I have loved solong/Have done my credit in Men's eye much wrong:/Have drown'd my Glory in a shallow Cup,/And sold my Reputation for a Song./94/Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before/I swore--butwas I sober when I swore?/And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand/My thread-barePenitence apieces tore./95/And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel,/And robb'd me of myRobe of Honour--Well,/I wonder often what the Vintners buy/One half so precious as thestuff they sell.mount upper center in pencil: Sopra No 3-mount upper right in pencil:Cartu No 6-
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.50.tif