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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 Vine
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: 18 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (47.3 x 37.1 cm.)
Inscriptions: lower right in chalk: V.center right in pencil: 65/Why be this Juice the growth ofGod, who dare/Blaspheme the twisted tendril as a Snare?/A Blessing, we should use it,should we not?/And if a Curse--why, then, Who set it there?/66/I must abjure the Balm ofLife, I must,/Scared by some After-reckoning ta'en on trust,/Or lured with Hope of someDiviner Drink,/To fill the Cup--when crumbled into Dust!mount upper right in pencil: No8. Caldo
AMICA Contributor: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Owner Location: Washington, DC, USA
ID Number: 1978.108.34
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.1978.108.34
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum
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