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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Blowing Rose

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. (44.5 x 33.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.11 Not currently on view


Allegory - life

Allegory - quality - vanity

Architecture - ruins

Figure female - full length

Figure(s) in exterior - garden

Landscape - plant - rose

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor