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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Divorce of Reason

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil and ink on paper sheet: 20 x 15 5/8 in. (50.8 x 39.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.31 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - quality - gluttony

Dress - historic - classical dress

Figure(s) in interior - classical

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - musical instrument - horn

State of being - mood - desolation

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

pencil

paper