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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) Whence and Whither?
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 1/2 in. (44.5 x 34.2 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in ink: V.center right in pencil: 29/Into this Universe, and Why(italicized) not knowing,/Nor Whence, (italicized) like Water willy-nilly flowing;/And outof it, as Wind along the Waste,/I know not Whither, (italicized) willy-nilly blowing./30/What, without asking, hither hurried Whence (italicized)?/And, without asking, Whither(italicized) hurried hence!/Oh, many a Cup of this forbidden Wine/Must drown the memory ofthat insolence!mount upper left in pencil: T" isra No 4 Frreddo
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.16
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.1978.108.16
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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