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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Invitation

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (34.8 x 26.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.9 Not currently on view


Allegory - life

Figure female - waist length

Figure(s) in exterior - garden

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - flower - iris

Object - furniture - clock

Object - written matter


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor