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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 Soul of the Cup
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 and ink on paper
Dimensions: sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (32.0 x 24.6 cm.)
Inscriptions: upper left in chalk and pencil: V.upper right in pencil: 40/Then of the Thee in Mewho works behind/The Veil, I lifted up my hands to find,/A Lamp amid the Darkness; and Iheard,/As from Without--"The Me within Thee blind!"/41/Then to the Lip of this poorearthen Urn/I lean'd, the Secret of my Life to learn:/And Lip to Lip it murmur'd--"Whileyou live,/Drink!--for, once dead, you never shall return."/42/I think the Vessel, thatwith fugitive/Articulation answer'd, once did live,/And drink; and Ah! the passive Lip Ikiss'd,/How many Kisses might it take--and give!mount upper right in pencil: Freddo No6-
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.22
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.1978.108.22
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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