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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 Thoughtful Soul to Solitude Retires
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: 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (31.8 x 24.4 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in chalk: V.center right in pencil: 4/Now the New Year reviving oldDesires,/The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,/Where the White Hand of Moses on theBough/Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires./5/Iram indeed is gone with all hisRose,/knows;/And Jamshyd's Sev'n-ring'd Cup where no one/But still a Ruby gushes from theVine,/And many a Garden by the Water blows./6/And David's lips are lockt; but indivine/High-piping Péhlevi, with "Wine! Wine! Wine!/"Red Wine!"--the Nightingale cries tothe/Rose/That sallow cheek of her's l'incarnadine.mount upper right in pencil: Sopro No1(crossed out) Caldo J--
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.8
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.1978.108.8
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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