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

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.7
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
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 Awakening
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: 19 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (50.3 x 37.4 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: 
Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 
1978.108.7
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: 1/Wake! for the Sun whoscatter'd into flight/The Stars before him from the Field of Night,/Drives Night alongwith them from Heav'n, and strikes/The Sultán's Turret with a Shaft of Light./2/Before thephantom of False morning died,/Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried,/"When all theTemple is prepared within,/"Why nods the drowsy Worshipper outside?"/3/And, as the Cockcrew, those who stood before/The Tavern shouted-"Open then the door!/"You know how littlewhile we have to stay,/And, once departed, may return no more."backing upper right inpencil: No 4backing upper right in colored pencil: Caldobacking upper right in pencil:caldo
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.7.tif