Elihu Vedder / (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Omar's Horoscope / 1883-1884Elihu Vedder
(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Omar's Horoscope

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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) Omar's Horoscope
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, watercolor and ink on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 18 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. (47.4 x 36.2 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in pencil: V.lower left in pencil: 34/I tell you this--When, started fromthe Coal,/Over the flaming shoulders of the Foal/Of Heav'n Parwín and Mushtari they flung,/In my predestin'd Plot of Dust and Soul/35/The Vine had struck a fibre: which about/Itclings my Being--let the Dervish flout;/Of my Base metal may be filed a Key,/That shallunlock the Door he howls without./36/And this I know: whether the one True Light/Kindle toLove, or Wrath--consume me quite,/One Flash of it within the Tavern caught/Better than inthe Temple lost outright.mount upper left in colored pencil: C aldomount upper rightin pencil: Sopra Ho 5 caldo
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.19
Credit Line: Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis TracyHenderson
Copyright: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rights: http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/nmaainfo/rights.html
AMICA ID: SAAM.1978.108.19
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

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