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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Cup of Despair

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, watercolor and ink on paper sheet: 13 1/8 x 10 in. (33.3 x 25.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.17 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - life

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - other - dish

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper