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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 Heavenly Potter
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: 13 1/4 x 10 3/8 in. (33.6 x 26.3 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower left in chalk: Vupper left in pencil:43/For I remember stopping by the way/Towatch a Potter thumping his wet Clay,/And with its all-obliterated Tongue/It murmur'd-"Gently, Brother, gently,/pray."/ 44/Listen-a moment listen!-Of the same/Poor Earth fromwhich that Human Whisper came/The luckless Mould in which Mankind was cast/They didcompose, and call'd him by the name.45/And not a drop that from our Cups we throw/ForEarth to drink of, but may steal below/To quench the fire of Anguish in some Eye/Therehidden--far beneath, and long ago.mount upper right in pencil: No 9 Freddo
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.23
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.1978.108.23
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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