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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Fates Gathering in the Stars

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. (44.4 x 34.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.37 Not currently on view


Allegory - quality - fortune

Figure group - female - nude

Landscape - celestial

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Mythology - classical - Fates

Object - written matter - poem


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor