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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) The Jarring Sects

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (32.0 x 24.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.32 Not currently on view


Dress - historic - classical dress

Figure group - male

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Object - written matter - poem

Recreation - leisure - eating and drinking

Religion - angel

State of being - mood - desolation


crayon - chalk


paint - watercolor