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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Inevitable Fate

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk and pencil on paper sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (44.4 x 34.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.28 Not currently on view


Allegory - life

Fantasy - animal

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem


crayon - chalk