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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 Blowing Rose
Title Type: Title
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1883
Creation End Date: 1884
Creation Date: 1883-1884
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (44.5 x 33.9 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower left in chalk: V.center left in pencil: 13/Some for the Glories of This World;and some/Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;/Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go,/Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!/14/Look to the blowing Rose about us--Lo,/"Laughing," she says, "into the world I blow,/"At once the silken tassel of myPurse/"Tear, and its Treasure on the Garden throw."/15/And those who husbanded the Goldengrain,/And those who flung it to the winds like Rain,/Alike to no such aureate Earth areturn'd/As, buried once, Men want dug up again./16/The Worldly Hope men set their Heartsupon/Turns Ashes--or it prospers; and anon,/Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face,/Lighting a little hour or two is gone.mount lower right in pencil: N 5 N Caldo
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.11
Credit Line: Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
AMICA ID: SAAM.1978.108.11
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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