Elihu Vedder / (Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Cup of Love / 1883-1884Elihu Vedder
(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Cup of Love

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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 Cup of Love
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 and pencil on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (45.0 x 33.6 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in pencil: V.center to center right in pencil: 46/As then the Tulip forher morning sup--/Of Heav'nly Vintage from the soil looks up,/Do you devoutly do the like,till Heav'n/To Earth invert you like an empty Cup./47/Perplext no more with Human orDivine,/To-morrow's tangle to the winds resign,/And lose your fingers in the tressesof/The Cypress-slender Minister of Wine./48/And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,/End in what All begins and ensue--Yes;/Think there you are To-day what Yesterday/You were--Tomorrow you shall not be less.mount upper left in pencil: Freddo No6-
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.24
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.1978.108.24
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum

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