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

AMICA ID: 
SAAM.1978.108.9
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 Invitation
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: 
1978.108.9
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: 7/Come, fill the Cup and in the fire ofSpring/Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:/The Bird of Time has but a little way/Toflutter--and the Bird is on the Wing./8/Whether at Naishápúr or Babylon,/Whether the Cupwith sweet or bitter run,/The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,/The Leaves of Lifekeep falling one by one./9/Each Morn a thousand Roses brings, you say;/Yes, but whereleaves the Rose of Yesterday?/And this first Summer month that brings the Rose/Shall takeJamshyd and Kaikobád away./10/Well, let it take them! what have we to do/With Kaikobád theGreat, or Kaikhosrú?/Let Zál and Rustum thunder as they will,/Or Hátim call to Supper--heed not you.mount lower right in pencil: Ca (crossed out) No 6-- Caldo
Copyright: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
SAAM.1978.108.9.tif